Wildlife of Romania

Wildlife and wildlife watching in Romania

Work in a bear sanctuary near Brasov Romania. Read more

Romania offers great opportunities for bear watching and is one of the best wildlife watching destinations in Europe.  Read more

Bear watching in the  Carpathian mountains in Romania. The area is home to the highest concentration of wolves, bears and lynx in Europe. Tracking mammals on foot with an award winning expert guide Read more

Ibis Tours (includes checklists)

Romania may lack some of the developments – social, agricultural, industrial etc – that have swept across northern and western Europe but the slow pace of change has been a positive benefit for wildlife. Species that have declined or even become extinct elsewhere still prosper in Romania. From the humble tree sparrow – on the verge of extinction in Britain for example – to the white pelican – Romania boasts the largest breeding population outside of Africa – to the largest population of Brown Bear in Europe – there are countless examples. Along with this of course is the preservation – albeit unintentional in many cases – of large tracts of pristine or virtually unspoiled habitats.


List of mammals of Romania. There are 89 mammal species in Romania, of which 1 is critically endangered, 1 is endangered, 13 are vulnerable, and 4 are near-threatened

Helping Romania conserve its protected areas

Romania is home to a huge variety of habitats – from the Danube Delta, a World Heritage Site, to virgin forests. It contains vast expanses of natural and semi-natural ecosystems and has one of the largest areas of undisturbed forest in Europe. Romania’s forests are home to 40% of all Europe’s brown bears and 30% of its wolves. Grasslands, subterranean caves and an extensive river network add to the richness of the country’s park system.