Protection of virgin forests in Romania

Virgin forests do not only grow in the amazon or on the islands of Indonesia; there are still a few in Europe left. Large, untouched forests have survived in the Romanian Carpathian mountains - a global natural heritage of invaluable ecological value.

These last paradise forests in the European Union are disappearing with alarming speed. Ruthless greed, political ignorance and large-scale corruption are endangering these European natural treasures. Time is running out.  If immediate action is not taken, the remaining virgin forests will soon be gone, lost forever.

This is why the EuroNatur Foundation and the Romanian environmental protection organisation, Agent Green, have teamed up with other organisations and committed and passionate individuals to draw attention to the immediate threat to this unique natural European heritage and to fight for its protection.

Decisive steps

Thanks to our lobbying work in Brussels, we were able to put the issue on the agenda of the politicians in the EU bodies. In the meantime, the European Commission has become active. At the beginning of July 2020, the European Commission published a reasoned opinion - the last call before legal action is taken against Romania.

Another strong signal for those responsible in Bucharest was the petition that our Agent Green partners handed over at the end of June. In it, well over 120,000 people called on the responsible minister Costel Alexe to demand, among other things, effective protection of forests in protected areas and an immediate halt to the clearing of all potential old-growth and primary forests. Many thanks also for your signature!

 


Out of Control

The investigative documentary series "Out of Control" is part of the campaign "SaveParadiseForests" and shows in startling pictures the brutal destruction of the Romanian primeval forests.

The trailer of the series

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The corresponding episodes of the series can be found on the campaign page SaveParadiseForests after broadcast on Romanian TV.

Open Letter to Romanian President and Government 24.06.2020

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Open Letter to Romanian President and Government Natural Forest Heritage 11.02.2020

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Follow-up of the International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate in Brussels, February 4-5, 2020.

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PRIMOFARO (PRIMary and Old growth Forest Areas of ROmania)-Studie

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Background-Dossier Romanian National Parks

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Logging Out: Saving Romania's Paradise Forests, September 2019

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Logging Out, Romania's virgin forests - turning tragedy into prosperity, May 2019

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Briefing paper complaint European Commission

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Briefing paper Natura 2000 Sites Fagaras/Maramures/Domogled

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Discover the treasure of ancient and primeval beech forests in this application video for the UNESCO World Heritage

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Raluca Nicolae about the Forest March in Bukarest (November 2019)

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Information to UNESCO World Heritage: Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests

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"Clear Cut Crimes" - OCCRP documentary on YouTube

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Video of the protest action in Domogled-Nationalpark (26 May 2018)

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