A new forest of over 100 hectares in Fagaras and Leaota mountains

A new forest of over 100 hectares in Fagaras and Leaota mountains

A new forest grows in the Fagaras and Leaota Mountains: this spring, the Conservation Carpathia Foundation continued ecological reconstruction activities and rebuilt 103 hectares of shaved forestry plots, meeting the record-breaking target for the entire year.

The reforestation campaign has been the most extensive of the environmental organization so far. Starting with 2012, the Conservation Carpathia Foundation has begun restoring degraded areas in Fagaras and Leaota Mountains and has so far successfully restored over 700 hectares of fully cut plots.

"There have been two heavy months for our rangers and forest engineers. Although the weather has slowed our pace with late snow or rains, this spring we have rebuilt more than we have planned for the whole year: 103 hectares, out of a total of 100 hectares. We planted 382,150 seedlings of fir, spruce, beech and maple in the south and east of the Fagaras Mountains (Valea Valsanului, Dambovita Valley) and in the Leaota massif, with the help of seasonal workers teams, around 150 people in local communities. And in autumn we will  continue, " said Mihai Zotta, technical director of the Conservation Carpathia Foundation.

Until maturity, the seedlings  required for forest renewal are groomed for 2-5 years in the seven nurseries and a solar plant, which is handled by the Conservation Carpathia Foundation. They are hand-folded, chemical-free and local labor force, engaging annually, for seasonal work, over 200 locals for all ecological reconstruction works.

In addition to reforestation activities, in recent years the Conservation Carpathia Foundation has carried out extensive works to combat soil erosion.

Along the watercourses, on a surface of 23 km, the environmental team's team rebuilt the native vegetation of the anin, very important for fixing the shores.
In total, in 6 years of ecological reconstruction, the Conservation Carpathia Foundation planted over 2.1 million seedlings of fir, spruce, beech, maple, elm, anin and scorus.

Ecological reconstruction activities have improved the quality of forests, created favorable conditions for wildlife and contribute to the restoration of valuable natural ecosystems, thus responding to the need for change in the new local, national and global context.

Recent studies, both nationally and internationally, demonstrate that we are facing major environmental problems: more and more acute pollution, hazardous waste for health, climate change that either brings unbearable heat and reduces water reserves, either unexpected cold or frequent flooding. The risks we face through negligence make nature conservation a priority.