The LIFE AMYBEAR project deals with the recorded increase in the incidents of human and bear interaction in the areas of Amyntaio and Florina Municipalities. This "interaction" creates problems that have been known for many years, such as damages to rural economic activities (livestock farming, beekeeping, crops), as well as others that have been observed relatively recently at a remarkable intensity, such as the approach of bears to settlements or the increase of the number of road accidents involving bears.

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Three shepherd dogs were killed after another incident of the illegal use of poison baits that took place in the area of ​​Vevi, Florina on July 20, 2019. The field teams of the 'LIFE AMY BEAR' and ' Poison Detection Team Action in Western Macedonia’ projects have co-operated against  another case of a phenomenon that is a scourge for wildlife and a serious public health hazard.

30 Jul 2019

A four-day networking visit held from 27 to 30 May 2019, participating staff from the Forestry of Slovenia and the University of Zagreb, colleagues and partners from Greece involved in the implementation of LIFE projects. Twenty global scientists and experts Foresters, Biologists, Veterinarians, Agricultural Engineers from Slovenia, Croatia and Greece had the opportunity to present the results of nine (9) LIFE projects co-funded by European and national resources.

12 Jul 2019

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