Shepherds attacked the shepherds last night in the northeastern outskirts of Harghita district. A 26-year-old man has died and his partner has been taken to hospital in critical condition.
According to news agency Agerpres, Morris County shepherds tried to drive out a bear in Harghita County that attacked a cow they were supervising. Then the bear chased after the three shepherds. The 26-year-old ran into the woods.
Gendarmeriemen found his body on Saturday and alerted to the scene about 300 yards from where he was last seen.
The other shepherd attacked – a 45-year-old man who was very seriously injured. He was taken from the mountain by ambulances to Suceava County. He underwent a seven-hour operation in the hospital in Iai.
The man sustained severe skull injuries, multiple facial fractures, abdominal injuries, and the big game bit off several fingers.
The third shepherd survived the attack unscathed. Alert the ambulance.
Environment Minister Barna Tankzos announced at a doorway on one of the community gates Saturday evening that the Hargeita County Gendarmerie, Environmental Guard and Environmental Protection Agency have prepared the necessary documentation to allow bear shooting, based on an emergency situation. A government decree was adopted last week.
The Ministry of Environment is continuing the necessary steps to solve the bear problem in Romania. We have established a legal framework for immediate intervention in populated areas and are taking further measures to reduce human bear encounters to protect both the population and the species.
Minister Danes Brown has come under fire from animal welfare organizations over an emergency government decree adopted this week that cuts red tape and
Bears that attack humans are allowed to be shot or electrocuted and moved to another location within 24 hours.
In Romania, bear populations have been multiplying since 2016, the Ciolos government has also banned bear hunting, which controls the population.
Previously, the Ministry of Environment issued a permit to photograph 400-450 bears annually. According to the stock estimate commissioned by the Ministry of Environment in the spring of 2019
The number of wild bears in the country ranges between 6,450 and 7,200.
According to the Action Plan for the Conservation of Bears, issued in 2018, the optimal number of large carnivores in the 69,000 square kilometer large carnivorous habitat in Romania will be 4,000 from an ecological, social and economic point of view.
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