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Liechtenstein prince accused of shooting Romania’s largest bear

<p>Environmental groups say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein shot bear, named Arthur, in a protected area</p><p>Environmental groups have accused a prince from Liechtenstein’s royal family of shooting and killing the largest bear in Romania, in contravention of a ban on the trophy hunting of large carnivores.</p><p>The Romanian NGO Agent Green and the Austrian NGO VGT <a href="https://www.agentgreen.ro/arthur-cel-mai-mare-urs-din-romania-impuscat-de-un-print-austriac/">alleged in a statement</a> that the bear, who was called Arthur, was shot in March in a protected area of the Carpathian Mountains by Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/05/papillon-the-bear-how-the-escape-genius-sparked-a-national-debate-in-italy-aoe">Papillon the bear: how the 'escape genius' sparked a national debate in Italy</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/05/liechtenstein-prince-accused-of-shooting-dead-arthur-romania-largest-bear-age-of-extinction">Continue reading...</a>

Environmental groups say Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein shot bear, named Arthur, in a protected area

Environmental groups have accused a prince from Liechtenstein’s royal family of shooting and killing the largest bear in Romania, in contravention of a ban on the trophy hunting of large carnivores.

The Romanian NGO Agent Green and the Austrian NGO VGT alleged in a statement that the bear, who was called Arthur, was shot in March in a protected area of the Carpathian Mountains by Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein.

Related: Papillon the bear: how the ‘escape genius’ sparked a national debate in Italy

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