BEAR



WHO WE ARE

The Orso and Friends Association was set up to protect the marsican brown bear which has managec to survive in heavly wooded parts of Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise thanks to its extraordinary survival strategies. Its adaptability enabled it to cope in an ever-shrinking territory due to diversified land-use and deforestation the centuries. Alas, the numbersof brown bear [...]

WHAT THE ASSOCIATION DOES TO HELP

• The Association runs an awareness campaign to drive home the fact that the bear is part of our heritage and in danger of extinction. • It solicits institutions and research organisations to provide reliable data on the availability of food and to intervene in case of short supply . • It runs an awareness [...]

BEAR

The marsican bear’s habitat is restricted to a relatively limited stretch of the central Appenines. Solitary and elusive, it requires an extensive habitat to feed, breed and hibernate. The brown bear is omnivorous, feeding 80% on plant food, with different sorts of food being taken at different times of the years. The autumn is a [...]