BearConnect is a research project that focuses on the brown bear as a model species to investigate whether ecological networks, including national protected areas and the Natura 2000 network, ensure landscape functional connectivity and ecological sustainability in Europe, and to provide practical recommendations for their improvement. It is funded through BiodivERsA and will run from 2017-2020.

BearConnect is also people! We are a group of international researchers collaborating and working on research in various areas of the brown bear's range in Europe. We are pooling data from across Europe in cooperation with many national funding agencies and stakeholders. We can find more in-depth information about our project and its output by visiting individual pages on the website (just check out the menu above!).

If you have any questions about our project, we would be happy to answer them. Contact information can be found at the bottom of each page.