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Not Far From Rome, Italy's Distinct Bear Faces Down Extinction

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- 1728 days ago -
The Marsican brown bear is on the brink of extinction. Despite authorities spending millions of Euros on its conservation, high human-caused mortality is menacing the survival of this distinct subspecies.

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Past Member (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:31 pm

. (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:36 pm
Now, this is depressing. I don't know where Italy stands on animal conservation, but, they better come up with a plan.

pam w (139)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:00 pm
Interesting (and unique) shape to the head.

Christeen A (371)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
This is a real shame.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 5:03 pm

David C (129)
Monday September 23, 2013, 6:39 pm
very sad...these guys are beautiful....

Carmen S (611)
Monday September 23, 2013, 6:39 pm
Thanks Cal, hope they do something to save this bear.

RONALD Walker (12)
Monday September 23, 2013, 6:46 pm
With the large human population all over the world land for Bears and other wildlife is become harder to come by. Italy is more worried about the voters than the Bears. There should start a captured Breeding program in zoo's. I am one person that does not like Zoo's. So I saying a lot that I don't like.

Tanya W (65)
Monday September 23, 2013, 10:36 pm
Sadly noted. I hope some action is started soon.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:10 pm
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 11:20 pm
I'm ashamed to be human at times.
THIS, is one of those times.

Sheila Stevens (50)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:13 am
Such a beautiful creature, such a sad story. The causes of their deaths is deeply disturbing.

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:15 am

Danuta W (1250)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:23 am

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:09 am
Sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:10 am
Treasure their life like ours

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:41 am
Broken hearted over this.

Winnie Adams (179)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 7:40 am
So sad

Veronique L (209)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:11 am
Very sad

Yvette S (35)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:27 pm
Sadly noted

Elisa F (235)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:34 pm
:( Thanks, Cal.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:39 pm
This is insane to let these bears die out, i just hope Italy wakes up and does something...thanks Cal.

S S (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:55 pm
Thank you.

desanka s (416)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:09 pm
Humans are the biggest threatens for the wildlife and therefore should be reduced.
Thanks Cal!

Waltraud U (85)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:37 pm
Italy is not wrong tooo much, the bears leave the nearly boarders and were shot in other neighbour-countries. Beause of: the people are AFRAID ?!? - but first about their stupid money they loose if bears ripping cattles, goats or deer .............

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:20 pm
Very sad. TY Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:56 pm
Very sad Italy must do something then

Valentina R (12)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:04 pm
Camon Italy, do something quickly, we've already lost too many bears...

Aileen P (40)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:49 pm
Sadly noted.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:06 pm
Sad , thanks !

Lindsay K (6)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 2:37 am
I do hope these bears make it!

TOM T (246)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:52 am
No animal abuse is acceptable !!
Thank you for Sharing this....

Jo S (619)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 4:22 pm
This is a terrible thing, they better act quickly to ensure that something is done about this!
Noted & shred.
Thanks Cal.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:58 pm
It just never stops. So sad and so preventable.
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