In the project COREHABS "Ecological corridors for species and habitats in Romania", the first two ecological corridors have been identified by the use of modern computer modeling. For validating the corridors, were used photo trapping cameras that captured images of: bear, red deer, roe deer and wild boar, in several locations within ecological corridors.
The validation proves the importance of preserving these areas for maintaining connectivity of mammals populations in the medium and long term.
We remind that the project is financed by the the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, under Program RO02 - Biodiversity and ecosystem services and is implemented through a partnership formed between: Transilvania University of Brașov (project promoter), University of Bucharest, Carpați Foundation, National Research and Development Institute in Forestry "Marin Dracea" SCDEP Brașov, Zarand Association and the Association for Biological Diversity Conservation.
Habitat loss and fragmentation are commonly regarded as being among the greatest threats to biodiversity. The impact of infrastructure development on wildlife populations, especially the construction of highways, has become an issue of increasing concern.