represents a region where nature conservation has suffered one of the most dramatic developments in terms of protected area. This was drastically reduced in 2000, threatening the existence of habitats and species of conservative interest. In the year 2002, in Vrancea, activities related to biodiversity conservation were almost nonexistent.
To support the conservation actions of environment (including large carnivores), in 2002 started the first LIFE Nature project in Vrancea County, called "In-situ conservation of large carnivore in Vrancea County
" implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency Vrancea together with a number of partner institutions. After that moment, it was started a comprehensive program that includes protection of large carnivores and their habitat, which used telemetry studies, an educational campaign, establishment the Barsesti Demonstration Area for sheepfolds protection ...