Home > Large Carnivore Education Centre in Vlahi

Bears in Mind has supported various other projects in this region (see links to the projects below) and continues to do so by helping to set up an educational centre. After completion, the educational centre (which was also built with Bears in Mind support) is in full use! Not only school children, but also many students and tourists visit the centre to learn about Bulgarian nature which features information on the carnivores mentioned earlier. A small shop has been opened and visitors can enjoy coffee and a snack in the small café. On the second floor an interactive exhibition is set up, highlighting examples of conflicts between humans and carnivores and their possible solutions. In addition, a room is converted to make it suitable for workshops and (small) conferences. 

Near the educational centre the bear enclosure for former circusbear Medo and bear Buya (from Kormisosh) was built. At the beginning of August 2019 these bears have been relocated to a new home in Northern Italy.

A perfect example for a solution on bear-human conflicts are the Karakachan sheep dog.