Ep. 2 The Forest of the Brown Bears

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Mediterranean beech woods are considered among the most beautiful and important on the continent. They function as a refuge for endangered species, such as the Brown Bear. This episode follows a family of Brown Bears throughout the year, highlights the rutting season of Roe Deer in the Mountains of Central Italy and the migration of salamanders in autumn.

The future of these Mediterranean beech forests is being challenged by rising temperatures and increasing drought, but as long as they survive, they represent a treasure trove of great biological resources.

Species: Brown bear, White-backed woodpecker, Longhornbeetle, Deer, Mediterranean Roe Deer

Directed by: 
Francesco Petretti