Table 1 Sampling efforts for the systematic, non-invasive and for the opportunistic collection of genetic samples from brown bears in western and eastern Greece (2007–2010) (VV Vitsi-Varnoundas, PN North Pindos, PC Central Pindos, PS South Pindos)

From: History-driven population structure and asymmetric gene flow in a recovering large carnivore at the rear-edge of its European range

Sampling area Visits Samples collected Females identified Males identified Total N identified
VV 1770 598 16 50 66
PN 2020 772 29 53 82
PC 4130 1025 35 69 104
PS 1401 267 3 18 21
Opportunistic sampling western Greece   504 29 74 103
Opportunistic sampling eastern Greece   53 7 8 15
TOTAL   3219 68 173 241