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|Uncategorized|

Delivery of our first livestock guarding dogs

We received the first four Carpathian Shepherd dogs and safely transferred the pups to their new homes in the Drocea-Codru Moma Corridor. Each participating shepherd will receive a dog and a bitch of different parentage in order to ensure the sustainability of the programme through continued breeding. The first pair, Arcan and Jalba were introduced [...]

2017-02-06T14:50:23+02:00December 5th, 2016|News, News, News, News, News, News, News, News, News, News|

Livestock guarding dogs – training and rearing

Dogs are continuing to be used as a valuable support for conservation, from anti-poaching to protecting livestock from predators. In Transylvania, the formidable Romanian Carpathian dog has had a considerable history in protecting livestock from wolves and bears. However, the genotype and phenotype of the Romanian Carpathian dog are at risk, as livestock owners lose [...]

2016-11-15T10:10:50+02:00November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Trapped bear rescued by LCC Intervention Team

The Intervention Team successfully released a bear from a poachers’ snare. On 19th August 2016, we received a call from the emergency dispatcher that a bear was trapped in a snare in the vicinity of Maru, Caras-Severin County. A local inhabitant found the snared bear at the edge of their orchard and called the authorities. [...]

2016-10-26T08:23:12+02:00August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Implementing new methods of damage prevention

In 2015, we conducted interviews with shepherds, farmers and bee-keepers to assess the level and type of conflict between people and wildlife. These interviews provided data on: the context of conflict, wildlife species involved, methods used to prevent damage, the impact of damage on those affected and the degree of acceptance towards large carnivores. The [...]

2016-10-26T07:43:33+02:00August 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

LIFE Connect Carpathians project promoted by the British Ambassador

In June, His Excellency Mr. Paul Brummell, Ambassador of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Romania, visited the LIFE Connect Carpathians project. During his visit, the ambassador met with representatives of the project partners – Fauna & Flora International, Asociația Zarand, Romanian Gendarmerie and representatives of local authorities. On this occasion, His Excellency visited the [...]

2016-06-25T20:12:20+02:00June 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bear trapped in snare

On 25th September 2015, the Intervention Team, Romanian Gendarmerie and a representative of the Institute of Forestry Research and Management (INCDS, Brasov) were called to a scene where a bear was trapped in a snare at the edge of an orchard in Uricani, Hunedoara County. The area was secured, the bear anaesthetised and released without [...]

2016-10-26T08:42:42+02:00December 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Gendarmerie operational command base inaugurated at Zam

The opening ceremony for the new Gendarmerie base, developed under LIFE Connect Carpathians project, was held at Zam. The Vața de Jos unit, served by 9 mountain gendarmes, has extended jurisdiction over the entire surface covered by the project, Alba, Arad, Bihor, Gorj, Timis, Caras Severin, Hunedoara and Cluj Counties. You can find more information [...]

2016-10-26T08:42:29+02:00November 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Seminar on landscape scale conservation

An initial training seminar on landscape scale conservation was conducted in Bucharest, involving over 20 representatives  of  ministries,  national  agencies  andcompanies. The seminar was held under A3 activity - Build capacity of management of responsible agencies in landscape scale conservation of target species in the project area. The seminar covered the following themes: connectivity and [...]

2015-12-21T21:45:19+02:00October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|
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