We support FCC’s work
Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) was established in 2009 with the goal of stopping illegal logging and of protecting a significant area of Carpathian forest for future generations. The organisation purchases forest and alpine meadows in the Carpathians, securing the highest level of legal protection for acquired areas. The ultimate vision is to return landownings to the public in the form of a new national park – tipped to become the ‘Yellowstone’ of Europe.
FCC has begun the restoration of thousands of hectares of degraded forest habitats in core regions of the southeastern Carpathians. By purchasing lands that have been clear-cut, FCC is restoring native tree species through extensive planting programmes.
FCC has set up its own hunters association, aiming to stop trophy and sport hunting on purchased lands, instead implementing anti-poaching programmes and monitoring initiatives of wildlife populations, including bears, wolves, and lynx. FCC are reintroducing native species that have been lost from the ecosystem, including the European bison. To forge coexistence, FCC are leading nature education efforts, while creating new nature-based economies.