Foundation Conservation CARPATHIA is committed to fully restore the Carpathian ecosystem
We aim to create a world-class wilderness reserve in the Southern Romanian Carpathians, large enough to support significant numbers of large carnivores and to allow evolutionary processes to happen.
The foundation shall contribute to the conservation and restoration of the natural Carpathian ecosystem, for the benefit of biodiversity and local communities, by acquiring, protecting and administrating forests and natural grasslands.
LIFE+ PROJECT CARPATHIA RESTORATION
In August 2012, FCC started the LIFE+ project “Ecological restoration of forest and aquatic habitats in the Upper Dambovita Valley, Muntii Fagaras”, with the goal to secure the remaining virgin forests and to restore the natural forest and river ecosystems. Actions include the control and repair of erosion on skidding tracks ...
EEA Grants Clear-cut Restoration
Following the forest restitution in 2005, massive clear-cuts have destroyed thousands of hectares in the South-Eastern Fagaras Mountains. Based on the experiences in the LIFE project and with financial help of the EEA Grants, FCC has started to restore another 100 ha of clear-cuts by rebuilding the forest floor on eroded tractor tracks ...
Wildlife Watching Programme
Wildlife populations in the Dimbovita Valley have declined considerably throughout the last 20 years due to poaching and overhunting. The CARPATHIA project has leased the 13,500 ha hunting area “Dimbovita Headwaters” with the goal to fully protect wildlife. In March 2015 we received funding from the EEA Grants to develop a wildlife watching programme ...
To develop a new economy around the future CARPATHIA National Park, FCC received financial aid from the EEA Grants to explore conservation values and business opportunities around the Fagaras Mountains. The development of conservation enterprises ...
Cobor Organic Farm Project
Conservation and business rarely go hand in hand. Due to a generous donation of Markus Jebsen, FCC received several hundred hectares of farmland in the village of Cobor, a remote and dream-struck village 13 km northeast of the city of Fagaras in the Transylvanian hills. We are now developing an organic farm, which combines biodiversity conservation on high nature value grasslands with the production of high-quality and healthy food …
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We invite you to join in on our CARPATHIA experience. There are good reasons to join:
Europe’s Wildest Mountains
The Carpathian Mountains are one of the wildest and most beautiful parts of Europe. Wolves, bears, and lynx roam the vast forests, almost the whole original flora and fauna is still present. There is no other place of comparable size left in Europe, where you can experience such stunning and pristine nature.
A place to reconnect with nature
CARPATHIA is a place to re-connect with nature, to recharge, to get inspiration, and to admire the best Romania has to offer. Some days or weeks in the mountains will certainly refresh your view and increase your passion for a wilder world.
The green backbone of Europe
CARPATHIA, the green backbone of Europe, is threatened by uncontrolled logging, overhunting, and uncontrolled development in these stunning valleys. By visiting with alongside CARPATHIA accredited businesses, you directly contribute to the development of a new economy, which is based on conservation and protection instead of exploitation and extraction.
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We are training guides, building wildlife watching hides, and preparing to have great opportunities to experience CARPATHIA. Our offers will start in 2017, if you want to be informed about these possibilities, please check the booking section and contact us at email@example.com
Natura 2000 Sites
- Today, at the Bucharest National Library we have participated at the event organised by the Ministry of Environment. Networking, sharing good practices and good results of Life projects conducted all over Romania, photo exhibition with images from our project, a flash mob, nature themed games with 80 children andRead More...
- In 2012, FCC has started the project “Ecological restoration of forest and aquatic habitats in the upper Dambovita Valley, Fagaras Mountains” LIFE11/NAT/RO/823 Uncontrolled logging has destroyed significant parts of the forest surface and has even taken a toll on the virgin forests still present in the Dambovita Valley. ThisRead More...
- What a beautiful and impactful project we have on-going, as custodian of Natura 2000 site, Raul Targului – Argesel – Rausor. Financed by Fundatia pentru Parteneriat and MOL, “The history of the forest” project has 5 complex activities: 1. A caravan with ecological education workshops in all of theRead More...
- Another week, another fun and educational session with the eighth graders from Nicolae Balcescu Pitesti secondary school, at Cabana Miraj from Satic. Together with their teachers Mihaela Chitea and Mihaela Boboc, the students found out about the results of Life+ project, about our successful replanting campaigns (500 ha soRead More...
- Yesterday, April 25th, Institute of Biology – Romanian Academy Bucharest, as project promoter, hold the closing conference within the project PeatRO. Our colleague, Dr. Oliviu G. Pop was one of the speakers. Last year, he has actively participated at this project, representing Fundatia Conservation Carpathia, in this important peatlandRead More...
- What a wonderful way of celebrating Earth Day: together with the children from our project area! Part as Life+ project, today we have organised two events dedicated to the forests, with I.L. Caragiale Pitesti secondary school, Clubul Prieteniei Association and Dambovicioara Touristic Information Center. We have presented the Life+Read More...
- Except for a few days, the weather was perfect for replanting. Our field teams of employees and seasonal workers took advantage and we have succeeded to replant a total area of 76 ha (66 ha in Life+ project, 290.600 saplings for replanting and spruce conversion activities). We hope toRead More...
- Today FCC celebrates The International day of Forests: we have started spring replanting campaign! Wish us good luck and good weather! We have two directions this season: • replanting on abusive clear-cut areas, on 98 ha with 390.000 fir, beech, spruce, alder and sycamore saplings, part of Life+ projectRead More...
- Taking advantage of the great snow conditions after the latest snow fall, this Monday we mobilised our team and organised a day of otter monitoring (Lutra lutra) in the Upper Dambovita valley and Leresti valley. A total of 8 people participated in checking for tracks, faeces or other signsRead More...
- The CARPATHIA area is covered with a thick layer of snow. Parts of the wildlife has moved into the lower areas, but chamois, otters, lynx and wolves, and some wild boar and red deer are still present way back in the mountains. It is a good time to monitorRead More...