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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|

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|

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|News|

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|News|

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|News|

Damage prevention action caused by wild boar to crops

Petriş, Arad County, June 2015 On the boundaries between two Natura 2000 sites, Zarandul de Est and Defileul Mureșului, damage to potato crops by wild boar was reported. This is the first time such damage has been reported in this location! Subsequently, the mayor of Petriş Commune invited team members to a discussion on damage [...]

2016-10-26T08:23:13+02:00June 28th, 2015|News|

Roe deer

On Thursday  2nd April 2015, during a patrolling action, LIFE Connect Carpathians rangers together with the anti-poaching unit from the Hunedoara County Inspectorate of Gendarmes, discovered, in the Natura 2000 site Zarandul de Est, the corpse of a red deer illegally hunted with the help of a snare The use of snares to trap animals [...]

2015-10-11T20:08:39+02:00May 2nd, 2015|News|