Your donation really helps!

Adopt a brown bear
Donation amount: 250 kn
© Tomas Hulik

Few animals have captured our imagination like brown bears. They are big and strong, but these solitary animals are also vulnerable to human expansion into their natural habitat. Adopt a bear and support our work.

Adria is home to a stable population of bears of the Dinaric-Pindos population. While the average weight of adult male bears is around 217 kg, the biggest brown bear in the Balkans - Nikola, found in the Biogradska Gora National Park in Montenegro in 2017 - weighs 255 kg.

Adopt a brown bear, support our work

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. Your symbolic adoption supports our work in the field. Brown bears play important roles as predators who keep other animal populations in check. Additionally, they act as seed dispersers, helping to sustain their own environment. In WWF Adria we have developed wildlife watching programs in Tara National Park in Serbia, and in Biogradska Gora National Park in Montenegro.

How does it work?

Did you know?

Bears can stand on two legs, walk on the soles of their feet, pick things up with their “fingers” and often eat what we eat, and treat themselves with a bit of honey. This—coupled with their ability to communicate with one another through scratch marks left on trees, smells and sounds—establishes a similarity to our own way of life.

Some of the largest living carnivores, brown bears have fallen prey to hunting and other conflicts with humans. Bears are wild animals. Females are very protective of their cubs. Never try to approach them if you see cubs! That could be really dangerous!

Learn more about the bear

Although carnivores, up to 90% of their food energy comes from berries, honey, nuts, ants, green vegetation.

The oldest wild brown bear on record was nearly 37 years old.

How does it work?

First of all: thank you. You’re choosing something different. This is not a normal gift. This is a special gift because it will help protect the beautiful and fragile nature that surrounds us.
This is a perfect gift for animal lovers, environmentalists or simply people with a big heart.

Only 3 steps to complete your adoption, it’s easy!

  1. Choose the animal you love the most
  2. Personalize the certificate with your own message
  3. Fill the data (you can decide what day and what time you want the person to receive your special gift)
  4. Send the gift easily by email (you'll receive a copy)
  5. Enjoy the special gift 

Last-minute gift? This is the perfect solution! You can send the personalized certificate very quickly! We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work.

Safety: our donation process is fully encrypted to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe and secure.

Any questions? Take a look at our adoption FAQs