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Articles about the “Bear Watching Hide” experience

Our spring season was pretty much canceled a few days before heading out to our first tour of the year and sadly we did not manage to make any tours during the spring months, as traveling between countries was made extremely difficult due to the spread of the virus.  But by the end of May […]

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Kuldne kolmik on lagunenud – ilmselt on pulmad alanud!

Sel kevadel on Alutaguse karuonni juures nähtud korduvalt küsimusi tekitanud karutriot. Üks karu neist on tume ja kõhnema kehaehitusega ning kaks heledamat ja trullakamat. Tume tundus täiskasvanud, aga kuidagi liiga väike. Ema ja kahe poja jaoks tundusid nad liiga ühesuurused. Kolme üksi elava 1,5 aastase kutsika jaoks jälle liiga kogukad. Loodusfotograaf Merje Aru pilt kuldsest […]

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Kaitsealade päeva ekskursioon karu elupaikadesse 24.05

Pühapäev 24.05 on rahvusvaheline kaitsealade päev, mida tähistatakse loodusmatkadega erinevatel Eesti looduskaitse alade. Natourest kutsub kõiki loodushuvilisi Virumaa metsadesse Sirtsi looduskaitsealale karuteemalise ekskursioonile, sest just siin on meie karupopulatsiooni tuumikala. Koos kogenud loodusgiidiga külastatakse Sirtsi soo lähistel asuvaid karude talvepesi, kraabitud puid ning otsitakse muid karude ja teiste metsloomade tegutsemisjälgi. Mai on ka suurepärane aeg […]

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Kuidas tagame COVID 19 levimise ja eriolukorra ajal ohutu onni külastuse?

Eestis leviva viiruse covid-19 ja valitsuse poolt välja kuulutatud eriolukorra tõttu rakendame karuonni külastuse ohutuse tagamiseks erimeetmeid.   Üks seltskond korraga Ühte karuonni laseme ühel õhtul korraga ühe seltskonna. Seltskonna all mõtleme inimesi, kes teevad ühise broneeringu, kes on perekond, leibkond, kes elavad koos, söövad koos või on muud moodi omavahel tihedalt seotud. Me ei […]

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Alutaguse Forest Camera – live!

As people from all over the world are told to stay at home, we may actually have a relief for boredom and not being able to go out. There’s now a live camera set up really close to our Brown Bear and wildlife watching hide. The camera is in the middle of the forest, to […]

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Alutaguse metsakaamera alustab taas

Natouresti tiimi väike panus globaalse kriisi lahendamiseks olgu Alutaguse metsakaamera taaskäivitamine. Pakume võimalust kodus olevatele inimestele jälgida metsaelanike tegemisi. Kaamera näitab pilti Alutaguse uue karuonni juurest. Tegelikult asub kaamera Sirtsi soo lähistel, keset metsasid, aga on suunatud oja äärsele luhale, sest sealt avaneb avar vaade ja on näha rohkem loomi ning linde. Kaamera näitab otse […]

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Our new sister company ActivEST and many new tours in 2020

Since last year, we divided our tours into 2 parts. The ones that are emphasizing on nature tours (e.g  birdwatching) are run by NatourEST, and more active- and family-oriented tours are managed by our new sister company ActivEST.  After a lot of planning and hard work, ActivEST has now their own webpage – https://activest.ee From there you […]

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Bear Forest project and how NaTourEst offsets your flight emissions

Our touring season ended in October and now it’s a good time to make some conclusions and write a bit more about our Alutaguse Bear Forest project. In 2019, 177 persons traveled with Natourest and stayed in Estonia for about a week. Some stayed for longer, some for a shorter period. While most of the […]

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A lynx visiting our Brown Bear hide!

We opened our Brown Bear watching hide on the 15th April and the first week has been quite good.  Our camera traps near the hides have captured Brown Bears, Foxes, Raccoon Dogs, Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Roe Deer, Elk, Otter and as a cherry on top – Lynx! Unfortunately, it was during the daytime when […]

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Brown Bears are waking up from hibernation

The first migrating birds, such as Cranes, Starlings, Northern Lapwings and Greylag Geese,  arrived some weeks ago and today morning, the air was already filled with Woodlark songs. In most places, these are the classical announcers of spring.  But in Alutaguse area, Brown Bear tracks on melting snow are probably the clearest sign that spring is […]

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EU Leader Virumaa Koostöökogu (VIKO) supported Natourest Inc for buying nature observation optics and trail cameras.