Groups protest Romania's plan to get rid of 2,000 bears

BUCHAREST, Romania — The government says Romania should reduce the number of brown bears by 2,000 in the next decade to protect the existing bear population.

The environment ministry said Thursday that Romania had between 6,050 to 6,640 brown bears in 2016. It said 4,000 bears was an optimum figure from an "ecological, social and economic point of view."

It said the bears were encroaching on areas where people lived.

The ministry suggested hunting as one of the ways of getting rid of the bears, prompting criticism from animal rights groups. WWF Romania claimed the proposal contravened European Union rules regarding "strictly protected species."

Another group, Agent Green, said the government proposal would lead to "an open hunting season ... that ignores the real causes of the problem," which is a loss of habitat.

Related News

US: 45,000 Islamic State fighters taken off battlefields

Aug 11, 2016

A top U.S. commander says that the military campaigns against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield

Families say Colorado men killed fighting ISIS shared traits

Aug 11, 2016

Two men who were reportedly killed while fighting the Islamic State group in Syria left suburban Denver neighborhoods for a warzone because of camaraderie and an unshakeable drive to right an injustice, their families said Wednesday

2 previous force complaints against academy shooting officer

Aug 11, 2016

The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a police academy class resigned from his previous department shortly after two excessive force complaints were filed against him, according to records released Thursday


The Expert Features reports on the issues and the world’s everyday news. Handled by experts in different niches, you will find different subjects and perspectives.

Contact us: sales[at]