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Bear relocation

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 [...]

2019-07-15T14:15:24+02:00July 15th, 2019|News|

Bear relocated from urban area

Following 2 weeks of repeated attacks and damage to small livestock by a juvenile bear, the Wildlife Intervention Team captured and successfully released the 2 year old female bear. The Team consisting of FFI rangers, Wildlife Vet, and Mountain Gendarmes , and with the support of Baniceana Hunting Association were requested to intervene in the [...]

2018-07-04T15:16:33+02:00July 4th, 2018|News|

Training seminars

In partnership with ProPark Foundation and Mihai Pop of ACDB, 6 training courses were held to increase the understanding of landscape scale conservation for bear and wolf and to present practical approaches for conservation. 3 courses focused on managing and reducing damages caused by wildlife; 2 courses were targeted at managing game species for conservation and [...]

2018-05-11T09:39:10+02:00May 11th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

Training session

Between 2 and 4 October 2017 (Group 1) or 9-11 October 2017 (Group 2), we invite you to take part in the LIFE Connect Carpathians training program on Landscape Scale Conservation. This course is addressed to resource and land managers in the project area, at county and local level, as well as protected area managers. [...]

2017-09-26T08:02:59+02:00September 26th, 2017|News|

Electric fence installed in Retezat National Park

On Friday 18th of August, LCC rangers and Retezat National Park rangers deployed much needed electric fencing to a remote region of the Retezat Massif to prevent sheep from being attacked by bears and wolves.   The alpine meadows at the foot of Zlata Peak, are reached after a hike of 5 hours and are [...]

2017-08-22T07:23:45+02:00August 22nd, 2017|News|

Bear saved from poachers trap

The Rapid Specialised Intervention Team (RSIT) successfully intervened and released a trapped bear from a snare On 24th of July, the Protocol of Intervention on emergency situations involving wildlife was initiated in Hunedoara County. The RSIT, consisting of FFI rangers, our wildlife veterinarian and Mountain Gendarmes responded to a 112 emergency service call in the [...]

2017-07-25T11:04:32+02:00July 25th, 2017|News|

25th Anniversary of the LIFE Programme

On May 23, the LIFE Connect Carpathians team organized a series of activities dedicated to celebrating 25 years since the launch of the LIFE Programme in Europe. LIFE, the European Commission's financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects, started in 1992 and had a major contribution to protecting Europe's natural heritage. In [...]

2017-05-25T06:43:50+02:00May 25th, 2017|News|

Project visited by the Ministry of Environment and the National Agency for Protected Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the National Contact Point for the LIFE Program together with the General Secretary of the National Agency for Protected Areas (ANANP) and representatives of the Biodiversity Department visited LIFE Connect Carpathians Project.   More information can be found at the following link: Punctul national de contact pentru programul life celebreaza 25 [...]

2017-05-19T13:45:40+02:00May 19th, 2017|News|

Gendarmerie Anti-poaching Units

Every month, specially formed Anti-poaching Units of the Gendarmerie Inspectorate for Hunedoara County patrol different sectors of the LIFE Connect Carpathians (LCC) project area. Through the LCC project the Romanian Gendarmerie was given jurisdiction for anti-poaching over the entire project area, known as the Apuseni-Western Carpathians Ecological Corridor. The ecological corridor comprises 17 Natura 2000 [...]

2017-02-07T11:40:55+02:00February 7th, 2017|News|