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THE PROJECT

The future of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Italy was still rather uncertain. The recent reintroduction intervention, in the Alps, had avoided his extinction, in the following ten years several reproduction events were recorded, with newborns contributing to the increase of the population and the bears, as expected, increased their original range. While in the Apennines, a few dozens of Marsican brown bears, representative of a unique sub-species, still were fighting against the oblivion.

The interventions aiming at guaranteeing the conservation of these species were quite numerous and they required the joint effort of technicians, researchers, and administrators, as well as the fundamental support from the public opinion and the main stakeholders. Life Arctos Project gets together different entities. It aimed at developing a series of structural interventions, both in the Alps and Apennines, consistent with the action plans developed for bear’s conservation.

The project “Brown Bear Conservation: Coordinated Actions in the Alpine and Apennine Range” was an initiative aiming at promoting the conservation of the brown bear (Ursus arctos) populations of the Alps and Apennines, and sustaining their recovery by means of management measures, consistent with the plantigrade presence, as well as the reduction of conflicts with the anthropic activities. In addition, it promoted information and awareness among the main stakeholders.

The project was implemented within the scope of the programme LIFE+ Nature, financed by the EU Commission.



 
 
         
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PROJECT PARTNERS

Regione Abruzzo
Regione LazioRegione LombardiaRegione Autonoma Friuli Venezia GiuliaProvincia Autonoma di TrentoCorpo Forestale dello StatoSapienza, Università di RomaParco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e MoliseParco Naturale Adamello BrentaWWF Italia
           
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