Get to know bears and the Apennines, a unique combination of nature and culture
Listen to the bear’s story: a tale thousands of years old
Discover what connects bears and ants and the many surprising bonds that hold an ecosystem together
Make a choice that affects the future of the bear and all of us

A journey between science and emotion to discover Apennine bears and their mountains

Fifty brown bears survive in the wild heart of Italy, between the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise. L’Orso e la Formica (The Bear and the Ant) is a multimedia initiative created to tell the wonderful natural and cultural history of these special animals and their mountains through scientific data and engaging images, with the aim of inspiring greater awareness for their conservation.

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An environment for every season:
bears have their favourite places.
FIND OUT WHY

L’Orso e la Formica is online!

5 February 2021

Today, after five years of passionate work among the forests of the Apennines and the archives of the most important scientific magazines, we are launching L'Orso e la Formica, a multimedia journey between emotion and science to get to know Apennine bears and their mountains.

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