One of FFI projects in Romania on Landscape connectivity for brown bears and wolves – a regional network of Natura sites made it through the 27 finalists of the 2020 European Natura 2000 Award. The project was selected for conservation work. However, from all 27 projects, the finalist who receives the highest number of votes will receive the EU Citizens’ Award. We would really appreciate your support. The deadline for voting is Tuesday, 15th September 2020.
By voting, you’ll be supporting FFI vital work protecting large carnivores, like wolves and bears, in the Carpathian Mountains, alongside local partner Asociaţia Zarand in Romania.
When FFI first intervened, these charismatic but frequently feared, maligned and persecuted predators were facing a quartet of threats: landscape fragmentation, inadequate conservation management, a worrying casualty count as a result of poaching and human-wildlife conflict, and culturally entrenched negative attitudes towards them. With teamwork alongside in-country partners, FFI are slowly but surely turning the tide.