• The educational project ‘El Pas de l’Óssa’was launched, with five Family routes to discover the habitat, diet and the behaviour of the plantigrades
  • The action was carried out using a grant from the park naturalist association ‘La Paniquella’

Natural Park of High Pyrenees has put into service a new activity this summer, designed for families, linked to the world of bears. Is the project El Pas de la Óssa (The passage of the bear), of the naturalistic association ‘La Paniquella’ to increase tourism linked to this plantigrade. As support material has published a brochure, a poster and a notebook that includes information on the biology, behaviour, habitat and curiosities about the bear, with five family routes around the Park of the High Pyrenees and a space to seal for demonstrate that all routs have been completed.  The passport has a price of one euro and can be purchased at the headquarters of the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees, in the Casa de l’Ós Bru in the Isil Pyrenees (Pallars Sobirà), the refuge Fornet, Alt Àneu, at tourist offices and other partner establishments. Completing the routes and get the five stamps entitles to a reward that must go find to the natural park headquarters in Llavorsí. Thanks to the collaboration between the project Pas de l’Ossa and Explore Park also get three passport stamps from Project Explora el Parc.

This action was carried out using a grant from La Paniquella Park. It is one of the tools and resources to boost the tourism sector in the area of influence of the natural park.

Pas de la Osa is added to the many activities in the park that are related with these animals, such as those carried out in the summer by the company Obaga, with interpreters accredited by park guides, called By the country of brown bear, or the municipal company of Tavascan and Pirosexplorer with the name Naturtavascan. There are also proposals made by La Casa de l’Ós Bru in the Pyrenees, in Isil.

These products are revitalizing elements for the region’s economy favouring a model of sustainable tourism, based on respect for nature and biodiversity. In addition, complement the work being carried out through the project Piroslife for the consolidation of brown bears in the Pyrenees, to improve the conservation status of an emblematic species generating a climate of knowledge, participation and coexistence. In the framework of this project has been designed a new brochure about patterns of behaviour by the presence of the brown bear, which will soon be distributed in areas where these animals live.