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Training on Biodiversity, Large Carnivores and Local Communities in Romania

6 November 2022 - 12 November 2022

“A Yellowstone in the Carpathians – Biodiversity, Large Carnivores and Local Communities”

To protect Europe’s natural heritage, Barbara Promberger-Füerpass and Christoph Promberger have established the Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC). Among the FCC’s goals: buying up forests, creating acceptance for large carnivores, reintroducing bison and developing projects for the sustainable development of the region together with the local population.

Contents Seminar part:

  • System of free-range sheep and cows in the Romanian Carpathians.
  • Breeding program of Carpathian livestock guardian dogs
  • Concept of Fundatia Conservation Carpathia (FCC) on wildlife management and involvement
    of local population:

    • Prevention of large carnivore conflicts through livestock guardian dogs and electric
      fences, on-site intervention in case of acute conflicts, and compensation offers by
      FCC in case of livestock kills (replacement of equivalent cows or sheep).
    • Reintroduction of bison and beaver in the project area
    • Monitoring of bears, wolves, lynx and red deer

Contents Excursions:

  • Ecotourism under the theme of large wildlife: bear watching in observation huts of the
    foundation, bison watching, guided wildlife monitoring tours.
  • Cobor Biodiversity Farm with old domestic animal breeds, ancient oak wood pastures (about 500
    years old), innovative farm concept
  • Primeval forest in Strambisoara.
  • Project areas:
    • e. g. Forest protection and renaturation of former clear-cut areas; Wildlife monitoring; Conflicts of bears and wild boars with the local population; Reintroduction of Beavers & Bisons; Oak wood pastures in Nucsoara; Primeval forests and wind throw areas


Registration: There will be 14 places available for rangers of our member associations. If you are interested to participate or have any questions, please mail to including your full name and ranger association.

Please note: As the training is still in the planning stage, there may be slight shifts. We will keep you informed as soon as it is fixed.


6 November 2022
12 November 2022
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Foundation Conservation Carpathia


Equus Silvania, Principala nr. 67b, Șinca Nouă 507210, Romania