In 2022, 3 reproductive units of Marsican brown bear were counted with 5 cubs for the year, divided into 2 sibling pairs and one cub. The three family units, representing a minimum certain number, were all found within the northern sector of the Abruzzo Lazio e Molise National Park.
This is according to data from the latest monitoring carried out by PNALM within its territory: thanks to the 2022 counting operations, the Park’s Scientific Service, park rangers and Carabinieri Forestali have made 32 sightings of female bears with cubs for the year.
To the three family units identified in the territory of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, must be added the presence of a female with two cubs ascertained within the Monte Genzana Alto Gizio Reserve, one of the most important territories, with the Maiella National Park, the Sirente Velino Regional Natural Park and the Gran Sasso National Park (Ente Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga), for the expansion of the plantigrade’s range.
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