Thanks to co-financing from the Foundation, a new bears’ house was built along Ligatne’s nature trails for female bear Ilzīte and her male companions Puika, Mikus and Made.

Get to know more about bears of Ligatne and their "mother" Velga Vitola in the video (in Latvian) of the LTV programme “Ķepa uz sirds” (“Paw on the Heart”):

The Ligatne nature trails were established in the Gauja National Park in 1975 to introduce visitors to nature, species of wild mammals living in Latvia, as well as to the diversity of nature and the need to protect it.

The forest animals encountered along the nature trails have been brought here from various places around Latvia – they have either been injured or are tame young animals that cannot survive without human care or independently find food.