Forest news

Romanian natural treasure threatened by hydropower project

EuroNatur and its partner organisations run the campaigns “SaveParadiseForests” and “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” to save the river and forest gems of the Balkans from destruction. The Jiu, a wild river in the Carpathians of Romania, is among the rivers threatened by hydropower plants. EuroNatur is now joining the struggle to prevent it from being dammed.

More ...

Does World Heritage Status provide protection to Romanian primeval forests?

++ EuroNatur and Agent Green welcome recognition of 24,000 hectares of primeval beech forests in Romania as World Heritage ++ Nonetheless: Destruction of old-growth forests in Romania is most pressing problem for nature conservation in Europe ++

 

More ...

Extension of Primeval Beech Forests World Heritage Site: Great Success for Dedicated Efforts

For several years, ten European countries and a number of nature conservation NGOs, including EuroNatur, had been jointly working towards the inclusion of old-growth beech forests in the list of World Natural Heritage sites. Last Friday, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its yearly session decided to add 63 beech forests in ten European countries to the UNESCO World Heritage list.

More ...

Forest Alert: Romanian Ministry Attacks Own Primary Forest Protection Laws

Ministry surprisingly neglects the existence of its 2005 published inventory on primary forest areas in the country.

More ...

Handover of the Memorandum for Protection of the Primary Forest Heritage of Romania

Primary forests in Romania receive prominent support from all over the world. 200 scientists and forest ecology experts from 27 countries and three continents signed a joint Memorandum initiated by EuroNatur Foundation.

More ...

#SaveParadiseForests-Campaign: Activists stopp Wood Trucks

Agent Green activists, scientists and mountaineers stop logging trucks in Romania to raise alarm about paradise forest destruction +++ Forest protectors call for a logging moratorium in primary forests and urge the Government to prevent a new law abolishing fines for primary forest destruction

 

More ...

Romania’s old-growth forests under imminent danger

EuroNatur and Agent Green raise the alarm: A bill is proposed to lower fines for illegal logging and destruction of primeval forests in Romania +++ #SaveParadiseForests: Launch of international campaign to protect Europe’s last paradise forests

 

More ...

New hope for Romania’s old-growth forests

Early this week Romanian Minister of Waters and Forests, Adriana Petcu, received a weighty petition from EuroNatur partner organisation Agent Green: thousands of Romanians call on the government to grant compensation payments to private and municipal owners for not cutting down their old-growth forests.

More ...
How you can help
Donation

Future needs nature. EuroNatur cares for it. Please help anyway you can. With your donation you will make an effective contribution to protect old growth forests in Europe.

Sustaining membership

EuroNatur focuses on long-term nature conservation projects instead of quick fixes. With your regular donations, you give us the planning security we need.

News