Transylvanian Wildlife Project

The Transylvanian Wildlife Project is a non-profit organization with the aim to promote and disseminate wildlife research, education and conservation to a broad local, regional and international public. We are a team of dedicated biologists, conservationists, photographers and nature tour guides, determined to preserve one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe, the Carpathian ecosystem.

To connect people closer to nature, our intention is to share with YOU updated information about the status of wildlife and habitats in our region and to involve YOU in our activities directly and indirectly by:

  • Conservation and research projects
  • Educational program
  • Development of sustainable tourism:
    • Wildlife watching tours
    • Wildlife/landscape photography
    • Hiking tours
  • Documentaries with renown TV stations
  • Photo and film exhibitions
  • Presenting studies at national and international conferences

The Transylvanian Wildlife Project (TWP)
at the 26th International Bear Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

More than 250 bear researchers and managers from all over the world have participated at this year´s international bear meeting (16.-21.09.2018) in the capital of Slovenia which has been organized within the framework of the LIFE DINALP Bear Project and by the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA).

The Transylvanian Wildlife Project (TWP) at the 26th International Bear Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Conservation and research projects

Conservation and research projects

Since its foundation in the year 2011 the Transylvanian Wildlife Project`s aim has ever been the preservation of one of the last great wilderness areas in Europe by protecting its wildlife and habitat.

Wildlife watching and photography

Wildlife watching and photography

If somebody asks me what is the landscape like, that is characteristic to Transylvania and can be found only here, I would answer that those pastures with scattered trees, as in the Bodoc Mountains.

Hiking tours and landscape photography

Hiking tours and landscape photography

If we talk about Transylvania, we cannot speak only about the animals living in the wild, or the forest. Transylvania is a region that we need to look at in its entirety and regional knowledge is possible.

Educational program

Educational program

We are dedicated to raise the awareness of fauna and flora protection ensuring the appreciation and sense of responsibility for nature already in the mind of the next generation.

Documentaries

Documentaries

The TWP offers solid expertise in organizing productions as our members collaborated with Arte Germany, ZDF Germany, Sveriges Television (MittiNaturen) from Sweden and National Geographic.

Conferences

Conferences

The dissemination and sharing of research findings are the key to a succesful implementation of conservation measures! Our interest is therefore to communicate with like-minded people.

The Transylvanian Wildlife Project (TWP)at the 26th International Bear Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia

More than 250 bear researchers and managers from all over the world have participated at this year´s international bear meeting (16.-21.09.2018) in the capital of Slovenia which has been organized within the framework of the LIFE DINALP Bear Project and by the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA). The main topic of the “Life with Bears” assembly was human-bear coexistence in human dominated and politically fragmented landscapes. At this gathering which is important for bear conservation, the TWP was represented by its wildlife biologist and project manager Mrs. Alexandra Sallay-Mosoi, who is a PhD student at the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management (IWJ) of the BOKU University in Vienna, Austria.

The engineering office EDM in Vienna has developed novel less-lethal ammunition (EM-A/B) targeted at animal defense use for primarly protected species like the bear and the wolf that cause damage or pose a risk to humans.The IWJ has been requested to assess the use of these prototypes from a wild-biological point of view, by inspecting whether this special ammunition serves the functional purpose also in compliance with the animal ethics and to what extent its application can fill a demand gap in nuisance wildlife management. Scientific research partners for the evaluation of this innovative high-tech innovation were Dr. med. Armin Zotter (EDM - Consulting Engineers Vienna), Prof. Dr. Klaus Hackländer (head of the IWJ), Rudolf Hafellner (ARat Dipl.-Ing. HTLFL, IWJ), Rudolf Hafellner Senior (director of the shooting site Merkenstein of the Lower Austria Hunting Association) and Dr. István Szász (veterinary of the TWP). This project was made possible by the financial support of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

Many thanks to all contributors for this efficient cooperation! All documents can be found on Life With Bears

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