As humans have occupied more and more land in Europe, the brown bear (Ursus arctos) has become much less common. Bears have been seen as a threat to human safety and to livestock. While bears were once found all over Europe, they are now extinct in many areas, and the main populations are now concentrated in the Carpathian and Dinaric-Pindos ranges of southeastern Europe, and in the northeast of Europe including Russia and Fennoscandia.
Now, with Romania`s accession, the brown bear population reaches a value of 13.500-16.000 individuals, of which 7.500-8.000 are inhabitants of Romanian forests.
As poaching is still a threath in the EU, please support any action that aims the protection of brown bears.