Southern Carpathians

 

Healing clear-cuts in one of the last remaining wild places of Europe. 

Trees Planted

Full Project Story

In the meantime, wildlife in Romania’s forests increased significantly, mostly owing to strictly imposed anti-poaching regulations and the reintroduction of key stone species such as the brown bear. It is believed Ceaușescu being a less than capable hunter is the reason for the comparatively high number of bears in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to shoot many bears, his trusted aides launched a re-population programme so that he had a better chance of killing one, and alleviating them from his tempers. Today, we can still see the result of high bear numbers throughout Romania’s pristine forests.

Taking Action: protect & restore

Restitution, while being mostly detrimental for the forests, is also an opportunity to purchase land. Our partners FCC have bought over 20,000 Hectares of forest to give it strict protection and prevent any damaging activity in the area.

We are now working on supporting FCC rangers in their patrol duty as well as reforesting the clear cut areas with native tree species.

Project Map

Project Layout

We are working with a large 230 hectare area that was logged in 2007 and is barren dotted with the occasional dead tree.

The damaging access roads have been repaired to avoid erosion and the replanting process has started.

To access the area you have to drive 45 minutes on a 4×4 followed by a 30 minute hike up the mountain.

Project Map

We are working with a large 230 hectare area that was logged in 2007 and is barren dotted with the occasional dead tree.

The damaging access roads have been repaired to avoid erosion and the replanting process has started.

To access the area you have to drive 45 minutes on a 4×4 followed by a 30 minute hike up the mountain.

Project Videos

Winter Camera Traps

(May 5th 2018)

Introducing the project

(October 8th 2018)