Last week, one of Foundation Conservation Carpathia’s rangers captured some beautiful footage of brown bears in the Carpathia project area.
Romania has 250,000 hectares of virgin forest, mostly in the Southern Carpathians, which constitutes the largest unfragmented forest area in Europe. They contain an extraordinarily high number of indigenous species, one third of all European plant species and are home to the largest European populations of large carnivores.
Eurasian brown bears are the largest predators remaining in Europe and there are approximately 6,000 individuals living in the Carpathian region of Romania.
Watch the video!
The scene was recorded by one of Foundation Conservation Carpathia’s rangers, whilst patrolling the forest.
The European Nature Trust supports Foundation Conservation Carpathia in its aim to create a world-class wilderness reserve in the Southern Romanian Carpathians, large enough to support significant numbers of large carnivores and to allow natural evolutionary processes to thrive.
Learn more about our work with Foundation Conservation Carpathia here.