The Mainarde mountain range is one of the wildest parts of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. From the 23rd to the 27th July 2018, some Italian and foreign volunteers of Salviamo l’Orso worked to restore the signage of the trails M2, M6 and M7 This action was part of the project “Let’s take..
With our great satisfaction, the apple trees pruned last spring in the territory of the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve have borne fruit. The recovery of abandoned orchards in natural areas aims at increasing the availability of food resources for the Marsican bear outside urban areas and reduce conflicts with rural activities. This action..
The “Bear’s Honey” project continues to give us great satisfaction. This year we have increased our partner beekeepers, who have become 14 from 9, with 5 new apiaries so far secured. We proved that electric fences were fundamental in preventing bear damage in all areas of intervention. We have been able to achieve these results..
On September 19, Salviamo l’Orso was represented in Ljubljana at the 26th IBA conference (International Association for Bear Research and Management), entitled “Human-bear coexistence in human dominated and politically fragmented landscapes”. The topics discussed were very interesting and were about the impact of the climate change, the interaction with the human activities and with other..
We are delighted to announce that Salviamo l’Orso’s project “Bees in action for the Marsican bear” has been successfully completed. On Saturday 15th September, our secretary Angela Tavone presented it during “Rostaland 2018”, the annual meeting of Abrussels – the association of Abruzzo people living in Bruxelles – that has sponsored it. This culinary event..
On May 10, Salviamo l’Orso built up an electric fence to protect an apiary in Luco dei Marsi, which last year a bear raided. We have secured that area so that Salvatore the beekeeper can bring his beehives back there in the next days. We carried out this action thanks to the fund of the..
The weekend of events that Salviamo l’Orso organized in Capracotta (IS) ended on Sunday, April 29th with the members’ annual meeting and the social hike through the wonderful silver fir forest of Pescopennataro. The Saturday 28th’s conference, “The preservation of the Marsican bear: the need for coexistence and wealth for the territory”, attracted a large..
During the third weekend of pruning for the “Let’s take action for the Bear” project, sponsored by EOCA, our volunteers and the collaborators of the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Regional Nature Reserve freed from dry branches and antagonistic vegetation 94 abandoned fruit trees in the mountain area of Pettorano sul Gizio. The number of fruit..
The second weekend of pruning in the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Reserve for the “Let’s take action for the bear” project is over. This action aims at increasing food sources for the Marsican bear in natural areas far from urban centres. Despite the rain has affected the intervention, our volunteers have cropped 22 fruit trees,..
A group of highly motivated volunteers from all over Italy and Europe participated to the first pruning weekend for the project “Let’s take action for the bear”, sponsored by EOCA. The volunteers, supervised by the staff of Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve, pruned and freed from antagonistic species 48 fruit trees, especially apple..