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Attila Peteley; Adrian Ni?a; Hunor-Flaviu Cri?an; Vasile Mara; Lorant Balint-Balint
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Sustainability within a region is achieved by providing a variety of services regarding the tourism products within an area. The Giurgeu basin in order to be able to sustain its values, needs to offer a wide variety of services that attract and increase the overnight stay of tourists. The services needed to be diversified with the beginning of the pandemic season of 2020 - 2022. These services existed before, but during the pandemic period, where the tourism suffered the most, it became evident that the entrepreneurs needed to find other means of attracting people. For more than two years the tourism needed to adapt, and to try to attract clients from the domestic market. The services needed to be targeted mainly towards the Romanian market. The entrepreneurs needed to provide new packages.
In this paper we would like to analyze the perspective of offering special tourism packages that include wildlife watching trips in the depression, to observe the wildlife from safe locations. These trips are called bear watching’s, where the tourists go into the wilderness and from safe, specifically built locations observe the big games from a close distance. These games include the main attraction the brown bears, and most of the times the other big animals are present as well meaning the Carpathian stag, the common deer, the wild boar, the red fox, rabbit, a variety of birds. The animals are attracted by the abundance of food sources present at these feeders. The tourists come here to see these animals. We would like to analyze the impact of the animal watching’s on the tourism, and the impact of the tourism on the behavior and existential habits of the wild animals of the area. We conclude that sustaining such activities is not having a benefic impact on the existing wildlife’s existential habits and alters their seasonal behavior resulting in long lasting changes that impact generations of animals and the relationship between the wild animals and the inhabiting local population.
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[2] Mara, V., Giurgeu si Ciuc. Studiu de geografie regionala , Editor: Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2014.
[3] Pop I. M., Ursul Brun de la conflict la conservare, Published with the help of Asociatiai pentru Conservarea Diversitatii Biologice, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania, 2011
[5] Conservation of the Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos) population in Romania, Layman’s Report, 2021
[6] Jeffrey C. Skibins, Bhibha M. Das, Gwyneth Schuler, Digital modalities, nature, and quality of life: mental health and conservation benefits of watching bear cams, published in Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2022, pp. 1-15
[7] The website of the Ministry of Environment: 08_legislatie_protectia_naturii_oug57din2007regimariinaturaleprotejate.pdf
[8] Micu Ion, Ursul brun aspect eco-etologice, Editura Ceres, Bucuresti, 1998
Forestry Administrations of Gheorgheni, Harghita; Agency for Environmental Protection APM Harghita; The Presidents of the Hunting Associations in the Giurgeu Basin; Agency of Protected Natural Areas, Territorial Department Harghita ANANP ST Harghita.
Proceedings of 22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022
22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022, 04 - 10 July, 2022
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
04 - 10 July, 2022
bear watching, sustainable tourism, existential habit changes, double impact, wild animal – human population relationship

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