Secret camera concealed in the Apennine hills of Italy has shown that a woods to be teeming with wildlife, by brown bears and wild boar to wolves and red deer.
The camera was set up by conservationists and focused it on a clearing.
The camera captured the changes of the seasons, in summer through to the comings and goings, along with the thick snow of winter of animals, including foxes, badgers, roe deer and red deer.
Past the tree, a bunch of wolves lope in one part of the footage, while at another a bear rubs its back up and down the trunk whereas its cub sniffs around the base.
Tthat he tree represents “a crossroad of smells, signals and messages left behind by the extraordinary lands of the Apennines,” rangers mentioned.
The video reveals the biodiversity of the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise — a vast jungle area that spreads across those three regions of Italy.
The footage, entitled “1 Tree, 365 Times”, has gone viral online and continues to be viewed 1.2 million times in a few days.
Conservationists hope that it will help protect World Heritage status for the national park, which boasts one of the greatest and earliest beech forests in Europe. A few of the trees are thought to be over 500 years old.
Tthat he video is part of a job called Beat of the Forest, which intends to emphasize the selection of fauna and flora residing in the park.
“We developed it as a way of boosting the park’s bid for World Heritage status,” explained Antonio Carrara, the president of the park. “We need the public to learn how important it’s to conserve these beech forests, which protect enormous biodiversity.”
Animals such as red deer, wild boar and roe deer are increasing in variety in Italy, partially because of the abandonment of rural areas and the encroachment of woodland and scrub.
Boar’s growth has led to a gain in the number of wolves. Nearly hunted to extinction from 1971 that the species has been granted legal protection in Italy.