The results of LIFE+ project

By 1 August 2018 No Comments

We are pleased to share with you the results of the project “Ecological restoration of forest and aquatic habitats in the upper Dambovița Valley, Făgăraș 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 Dambovița Valley and the upper Lerești 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 committed involvement with successful results and we invite you to see these in the field, and via the materials we will share with you.