Wild animal damages
Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:16:08
The report on damage caused by wild animals in Harghita County

Report

Damage done by wild animals and problems caused by bears in Harghita county


The vast wooded areas in Harghita county offer many environmental advantages and recreational opportunities for the population. In addition to the colorful flora, there are numerous wild animals living only in these areas. People in Harghita coexist with these wild animals - be they bears, wolves or wild cats. "The bear is not a joke," according to  a Szekler popular saying; which shows, among other things, that the presence of brown bear on these lands has become a vital component of the culture too.

This cohabitation often presents less pleasant aspects. The habitat of both bear and man are intertwined, generating conflict situations. These conflicts are growing  because the amount of damage caused by wild animals – bears -  has increased significantly. When searching for food, bears often cross populated areas, not only causing damage, but also danger to people's lives. The number of bear attacks on people has increased. This situation urgently requires decisions that provide solutions for public safety.

The report can be accessed here:

http://elemzo.hargitamegye.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HCCR_26_3222_10022015_Damages_by_wild_animals_EN.pdf

Bears situation in Harghita County – infographics

- Population (http://elemzo.hargitamegye.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/01b-Bears-situation-population.png)
- Hunting quota (http://elemzo.hargitamegye.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/02b-Bears-situation-hunting-quota.png)
- Damages (http://elemzo.hargitamegye.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/03b-Bears-situation-damages.png)