State environmental authorities want hundreds of bears shot

The state is planning to reduce the population of brown bears in Slovakia's forests by half, the Pravda daily reported on October 3.

The Environment Ministry will draw up a plan to reduce the overpopulation of some animal species and to protect some endangered species. It ranked bears and cormorants among species with the most serious overpopulation.

However, bureaucrats are likely to face tough opposition from environmental organisations.

The director of the State Nature Preservation Organisation, Jan Mizerák, said there are about 850 bears in Slovak forests, and the acceptable number is between 400 and 600.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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