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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

The field team of LIFE AMY BEAR project was very efficient recently. The people of Callisto have visited many areas of Amyntaio and Florina for the needs of the project's actions. In addition, the operations of the Instant Response Team (IRT) also involved Forest Service officials, multiplying the positive impact of the actions. Progress is characterized by the following events:

20 Feb 2018

On the evening of October 1, 2017, another bear casualty incident was reported to the National Network of Florina-Thessaloniki, at the height of the "Kleidi" Amyntaio site. The driver of the vehicle, who was well in his health, stayed at the site and called the traffic police, while the unlucky bear, about three year old and weighing 130 kilos, was instantly killed.

20 Feb 2018

Another bear, the third within three months, was killed by a passing vehicle at the National Network of Florina-Thessaloniki, at the "Kleidi" Amyntaiou location. On Friday evening, October 20, 2017, the ARCTUROUS Instant Response Team (IRT) found a dead bear cub in the middle of the pavement.

20 Feb 2018

A two-day seminar for the training of the personnel of  Forestry Services of the Decentralized Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia and the stakeholders involved in the management of bear populations, will take place on 4 & 5/12/2017 in Vlasti and Amyntaio, as part of the implementation of Action C2 of the LIFE AMYBEAR "Improving Human-Bear Coexistence Conditions in Municipality of Amyntaio".

29 Nov 2017