translated by Patrizia Grigolo A young Marsican bear was photographed and filmed yesterday by some hikers near the Voltigno Plateau, in the area near Pescara of the Gran Sasso National Park and Laga Mountains. https://www.ansa.it/abruzzo/notizie/2020/05/10/orso-su-gransasso-sindaco-ciliegina-su-torta-per-estate_8ec47c9b-ab2b-4e9b-8279-f6f88744c3b6.html We are very excited to share these news, as it testifies to the bear’s ability to return to areas..
In spring 2019 a young Marsican brown bear crosses an underpass. It is probably one of Peppina’s cubs soon after separation from his/her mother. Cleaning underpasses from rubble and waste of all sorts is one of the actions provided by the “Bear Smart Community” initiative, which Salviamo l’Orso, the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve,..
In this period, the European plum tree is in full blossom and its fruits are one of the most attractive food for the bear during the Summer, as the second part of the video “The bear and the fruit” testifies on. It was made by a camera trap in the territory of Gole del Sagittario..
The discreet eye of the camera trap reveals us the bear’s technique to climb a tree and reach the coveted fruits! In this case it was a plum tree in the territory of Gole del Sagittario Regional Nature Reserve and WWF Oasis and the numerous sweet drupes have kept the young specimen engaged for long..
An extraordinary video which shows the activities of the bears in the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve in 2019
An extraordinary video which shows the activities of the bears in the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Nature Reserve in 2019. https://it-it.facebook.com/riserva.genzana/videos/2593651430849972/
Our review of the plants that are part of the bear’s diet continues. Today we dedicate a space to the Cornelian cherry or dogwood (Cornus mas), a spontaneous shrub belonging to the Cornaceae family. It blooms between February and March before the foliation phase. The flowers are yellow and small in size (approximately 5mm). The..
On 19th September 2018, Salviamo l’Orso was at The Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana for 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 regarded the impact of the climate change, the interaction with the human..