The results of LIFE+ project

By 1 August 2018 No Comments

We are pleased to share to you the results of the project “Ecological restoration of forest and aquatic habitats in the upper Dambovita Valley, Fagaras Mountains” LIFE11/NAT/RO/823. The 5,8 million Euro project, financed by the European Commission (50%) , FCC and partners (50%) helped us secure 1,600 ha of forest for conservation and for ecological reconstruction.


  • Secured 293 ha of pristine forests in the upper Dambovita Valley and the upper Leresti Valley, introducing it into the National Catalogue of virgin and semi-virgin forests
  • Replanted 400 ha of clear-cuts
  • 1,200,000 saplings used
  • Setting up 3 tree nurseries for specific forest species
  • 17,000 m of erosion tracks repaired and replanted
  • 210 ha of spruce monocultures converted towards natural forests
  • 23 km of water courses restored with Alnus glutinosa, Fraxinus excelsior, and Alnus incana (91E0*)
  • 300 seasonal workers were hired from the local communities • Students and teachers involved in ecological education activities
  • Actions to elaborate and implement a river restoration plan, in close co-operation with the Ministry of Environment and the Administration for Water Management “Apele Romane”, to enable upstream fish migration.

There were 6 years of commited involvement and successful results we invite you to see in the field, and on the materials we will share with you.


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