Brown bears are being resettled in Europe. Researchers are trying to protect the large predators, especially in eastern Europe. There problems arise when the bears come too close to human settlements.
Romania is developing its range of offers for tourists. Organizers are increasingly relying on tourism that's close to nature, such as guided hikes in the Carpathian Mountains - with encounters with brown bears.
Romania has banned bear hunting, shutting down a multi-million-euro industry. Environmentalists are rejoicing, but some locals fear brown bears roaming the Carpathian Mountains may attack livestock - and people.
Right-wing populist Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, and one of Putin's seven challengers in the presidential election. During a conversation with DW, he threatened the West.
In Romania's Carpathian Mountains, some three hectares of forest are felled every hour. Activist Gabriel Paun is working to stop the illegal practice, but that puts him at risk.
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