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.
The Gendarmerie secured the area and the team tranquilised the bear, assessed it for injuries and released it. The Gendarmerie continued to monitor the area following the release of the bear and no further sightings of the bear have been reported. It was estimated that the animal was about 2 years old and weighed 100kg.
Under the Hunting Law 407/2006, hunting practice with unauthorized traps is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment from 6 months to 3 years. The police are investigating the case.
If you have information relating to poaching activities within the project area please inform the relevant authorities and/or the project team.
More information on this subject can be read at the following link: Bear trapped