After the European Commission announced plans to review the protection status of the wolf, a huge movement of institutions, NGOs and private citizens throughout Europe and beyond coalesced to inform that this is a wrong decision and took action to avoid it. These are Rewilding Apennines’ reasons – delivered to European Commission and President Von der Leyen – why the protection of the wolf, instead, should be kept high.
Rewilding Apennines joins the numerous associations that have organized a demonstration in memory of the Amarena the bear, to ask the authorities and law enforcement agencies for greater control of the territory and commitment to the protection of fauna and for citizens to actively participate in putting into practice a real coexistence. The initiative will be held on Sunday 10 September at 10:00 in Piazza Mazzarino in Pescina (AQ).
The aim of the LIFE Bear-Smart Corridors initiative is to enhance human-bear coexistence in Italy, Greece, and further afield. The initiative’s well-attended first two public meetings, in the towns of Pettorano sul Gizio and Vastogirardi in the Central Apennines rewilding landscape, proved very positive and educational events.
The first public event of the LIFE Bear-Smart Corridors was held for the community of Pettorano sul Gizio
A high participation of people characterized the first public event of the LIFE Bear-Smart Corridors in the Bear Smart Community Genzana, the first to be established in Italy 8 years ago.
The two organizations have recently organized events dedicated to young people to address the theme of rewilding, the applications on the territory in the Central Apennines and discuss together the actions that people can put in place to increase the movement.
Life Bear-Smart Corridors: the second public meeting in Vastogirardi with the Bear-Smart Community Alto Molise
The initiatives of the LIFE Bear-Smart Corridors project are as necessary as they are desirable in the areas of new expansion of the Marsican brown bear, such as Alto Molise. And here it is essential to meet the communities.
Still poison scattered in the lands of bears and wolves, in the central Apennines. Another criminal attack against wildlife, this time thwarted thanks to the presence on the territory and constant monitoring of the Rewilding Apennines team.
Recently, a local news website relating to the Gran Sasso area published a letter from one of its readers without first verifying the veracity of the content and, then, selecting the correct information. Since this letter concerns the presence of specimens of the Marsican brown bear in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park, many have questioned whether it could undermine the delicate process of peaceful coexistence between the local communities and the bear in the newly expanding territories of the species, which is also carrying out through the LIFE Bear-Smart Corridors initiative.