Last Bears Of Italy, The
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The future of the unique Marsican bears subspecies lies in the hands of dedicated conservationist Mario Cipollone. His mission is to save the 50 bears that remain in the crowded Apennine mountains.
Autumn is the trickiest time for the bears, they need to put on weight for hibernation and roam huge distance to find food. As a result, they often come in contact with people.
To avoid this, Mario and his team prune ancient fruiting trees within protected areas to stimulate fruit growth and attract the bears out of harm’s way at this most crucial time of year.
The bears have now a safe space to feed and teach their young where to find the most nutritious meals.