FCC is establishing the first rapid intervention team to manage human – wildlife conflicts, in the southeast of the Fagaras Mountains. End of May, over 20 specialists were trained by ACDB at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Lepsa, Vrancea county: part of our rangers, hunting area custodians and members of the Arges County Gendarmerie.
ACDB (The Association for Biological Diversity Conservation) has a vast experience in this field. The purpose is to train the team in theory and in practice on how to solve emergencies caused by the wildlife presence or attacks in the local communities, as well as how to prevent/reduce damages.
FCC will also distribute in high risk areas electrical fences for free and will communicate to the locals the ways of working: emergency phone number for the team.
The development & implementation of activities to manage wildlife and wildlife conflicts is being carried out within the project “Creation of a Wilderness Reserve in the Southern Carpathian Mountains, Romania”, implemented by Foundation Conservation Carpathia, between 2019-2023, with financial support from the Arcadia Foundation through the Endangered Landscapes Program. ELP is managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and funded by Arcadia.