New Site Empowers Romanians To Save Their Forests

Online tool crowd sources deforestation reporting.

Romania is a country where the towns and cities are surrounded by verdant forests. These precious natural reserves sustain life on the planet, provide – resources, jobs and inspiration as well as being home to some of Europe’s last wild terrestrial megafauna. They are essential for life, our wellbeing and the health of the ecosystems upon which we depend. However, Romania’s forests are threatened by illegal logging, irresponsible forestry practices, weak legislation and poor law enforcement. Therefore we must act now and report any indications of possible illegal activity before the forests disappear from all of our lives.

Salvezpadurea.ro is a project that is part of Greenpeace’s campaign to protect the forests of Romania. The tool was launched to provide all concerned with the fate of forests chance to engage concretely in their protection.

The website works! Last year, in just 6 months, 59 complaints were submitted, 39 of which were validated. 57 % of those correctly identified illegal logging, or mismanagement in conducting logging operations. This ended in over 69 000 RON in fines, about 450 trees illegally harvested, and 6 criminal files opened. These numbers add up to those 42% of illegal logging cases being discovered by citizens as shown in latest Greenpeace Romania report (only in Romanian for the moment). So for this year the aim is to do much more than this.

Greenpeace Romania conducted a national campaign for the protection and responsible management of forests because we believe that without forests – earth can not sustain life.

For the future of forests in Romania, Greenpeace Foundation proposes the creation of a comprehensive network of protected areas connected by ecological corridors, responsible management and recovery and responsible consumption of forest products.

– CLEAR FELLED FOREST IN THE ROMANIAN CARPATHIANS © MAX MILLIGAN

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TU POȚI SALVA PĂDUREA. IMPLICĂ-TE!

Pădurile sunt esențiale pentru viața și bunăstarea noastră și pentru sănătatea ecosistemelor de care depindem.
Totuși, pădurile din România sunt amenințate de tăieri ilegale, practici forestiere iresponsabile, o legislație slabă și o proastă aplicare a legii.
De aceea trebuie să acționăm acum și să raportăm orice indicii ale unor posibile activități ilegale, înainte ca pădurile să dispară de tot din viața noastră.

DESPRE NOI

Salvezpadurea.ro este un proiect care face parte din campania Greenpeace de protejare a pădurilor României. Am lansat acest instrument pentru a oferi tuturor celor preocupați de soarta pădurilor șansa de a se implica concret în protejarea lor.

Greenpeace România desfășoară o campanie națională pentru protejarea și administrarea responsabilă a pădurilor, deoarece suntem convinși că fără păduri sănătoase și prospere, pământul nu poate susține viața.

Pentru viitorul pădurilor din România, Fundația Greenpeace propune crearea unei ample rețele de arii protejate conectate de coridoare ecologice, o administrare responsabilă, precum și valorificarea și consumul responsabil de produse forestiere.