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On Monday, August 2, 2021, a seminar was held at the Chamber of Florina, for the training and guidance of the companies of the Municipality of Florina that expressed interest in receiving the Local Quality Label of "BROWN BEAR", which was developed and will be awarded in the frame of LIFE AMYBEAR project.

06 Aug 2021

On Friday, July 30, 2021, a meeting was held between the Environmental Organization "Callisto" and the Hunting Association of Amyntaio in the framework of the LIFE AMYBEAR project:

03 Aug 2021

The procedures for the awarding of the “Brown Bear Quality Label” (gold, silver, bronze label) have begun by the Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Florina within the LIFE AMYBEAR project.

As Mr Savvas Sapalidis, President of the Chamber of Florina, stated “Our Chamber once again highlights the ecological sensitivity that it possesses, participates in the project as it gives added value to local products and the agritourism destination of the Regional Unit of Florina”.

28 Jun 2021

Presentation of the “trails of coexistence” and the environmental education actions

In the framework of Action E5 action of the LIFE AMYBEAR project, two paths – a mountainous one and a lakeside nature one – were re-marked by the environmental organisation “Callisto”, proposing the routes to be used in an educational and informational way in the field.

13 May 2021

On 20/04/2021, the 3rd National Meeting of the Exchange of Experiences and Good Practices in the Bear Population Management was implemented via Webex in the framework of Action C.2 of the LIFE AMYBEAR project. The meeting was organised by the Decentralised Administration of Epirus-Western Macedonia in collaboration with the Management Body of Rodopi Mountain-Range National Park. The topics that were mainly discussed were the following:

23 Apr 2021

A bear trapped in a wire loop, was found today Friday early in the morning and specifically at 08:00 am, next to the provincial road of Florina – Kleinon of the Municipality of Florina. The Directorate of Forests of the Decentralised Administration of Epirus – Western Macedonia, as soon as it was informed by the police for the incident, immediately called the Emergency Response Team of the Regional Unit of Florina, which is the body responsible for dealing with incidents of bears approaching residential areas.

25 Sep 2020

The two events of the LIFE AMYBEAR project were successfully completed. These events were about the requirements a business should comply, depending on its type of activity, in order to receive the “Brown Bear Quality Label” for their products and services.

All measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19 were taken into consideration.

11 Sep 2020

The Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Florina, the Municipality of Florina and the consulting company LEVER SA, are going to organise seminars for training businesses of the Municipalities of Amyntaio and Florina, to prepare them for submitting an application for the “Brown Bear Quality Label” for bear-friendly products and services.

31 Aug 2020