Within the project “Facilitating coexistence with large carnivores in the South-Western Carpathians”, the Wildlife Intervention Team successfully intervened to relocate a bear from Păclişa, Alba Iulia area.

Following 2 weeks of repeated attacks and damage to livestock and dogs by a bear, the Wildlife Intervention Team captured and successfully released a 4 year old male bear. The Team consisting of FFI rangers, Wildlife Vet, and with the support of AVP Mamut Hunting Association, Gendarmes and Forestry Guard intervened in the Păclișa area, Alba Iulia. The bear was tranquilised, safely released in a remote location in Sureanu Mountains and was observed until he moved into the forest.

Follow up visits to the area will indicate if the relocation was a success.