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In the framework of Action C2.1 of the LIFEAMYBEAR Exchange Experience Trip for the management of bear population, which is co-funded by the European Commission and own resources under the LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Program. In this context, an educational exchange experience trip took place at the Abruzzo and Majella National Parks, with the participation of one person from the lead partner of the project, one from NGO Callisto and three from ADIDM Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia.

23 Apr 2019

Mr.Mertzanis (LIFE ARCKAS, LIFE AmyBear & LIFE SAFE CROSSING) responded (on behalf of Callisto NGO) to the challenge by Life Dinalp, coming from the coordinators in Slovenia at the seminar that took place on 08/04/2019 with a title: "Fragmentation/Connectivity of bear habitats on transport axes - compensatory-management measures". The seminar took place at the University of Ljubljana in an audience of representatives of Ministries, Technical Services and Construction Companies.

23 Apr 2019

In LIFE AMYBEAR 's Action E5 - Environmental Education Activities- the environmental NGO Callistohas undertaken seminars aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, environmental education specialists and students of the pedagogical immediate proximity to the project area.The seminars will be carried out in cooperation with the rest of the project partners (Municipality of Amyntaio, Decentralized Management of Epirus - Western Macedonia, Lever Development Advisor).

26 Mar 2019

Announcement of an Open-Ended Public Auction for the Supply and Installation of prevention measures for animal-vehivle collisions  in  the New and Old EG Amyntaio-Vevi C.P.V. : 34992000-7, 34928000-8, with a total budget of one hundred four thousand eight hundred thirty five euros and ten cents (104.835,10) not including VAT, or one hundred and twenty-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-five euros and fifty-two cents (129,995.52) euros including VAT 24%.

Closing date and time for submitting bids: 12/04/2019 at 15.00

19 Mar 2019

Four workshops will be held from 16th to 19th of April at the Municipality Council of
Amyntaio. The workshops are organized under Action C1 of the LIFE AMYBEAR project. The
aim of this action is to consult with the local community and the contribution of all its
stakeholders to the achievement of the objectives of the project: to improve the coexistence
of man and bear. For each workshop, a series of initial speeches is scheduled and then a
discussion between the participants. The workshops have the following goals:

13 Apr 2018

On 29/3/2018 07:00 a.m. the Department of Forests of Florina of the Decentralized Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia
was notified by telephone by the Hellenic Police for a car accident between a passing vehicle and a bear in the 12th km of
Amyntaio- Kastoria and specifically at Aetos Amyntaiou. The members of the Rapid Response Team of the Forestry Division of
Florina immediately rushed to the area, spotting the bear a hundred meters from the road in an adjacent field.

29 Mar 2018


Kastoria, 7 February 2018

We invite you to attend the meeting for the exchange of experience and good practices in bear population management organized by the Decentralized Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia for the Rapid Response Teams of Kastoria, Florina, Grevena and Kozani (area of responsibility of the Kozani and Tsotyliou Forestry), in the framework of the implementation of the LIFE AMYBEAR project, which will be held at the meeting room of the Regional Council of Kastoria at 9.00 am.

With topics relating to:

20 Feb 2018

On July 19, 2017, and around 3:00 am, another road accident was reported involving a bear as its victim on the new Amyntaio - Florina highway at the height of the "Kleidi" area in Amyntaio, in particular in the area of Orovos. To the unlucky animal, a young male, death came instantly due to internal bleeding caused by the violent conflict. Despite the damage to the car, the driver continued his journey and the traffic police was informed of the body of the animal by other drivers.

20 Feb 2018