OUT OF CONTROL
Case #4 - Calimani National Park
Most of the EU’s last primeval forests are still to be found in Romania. But they are under immediate threat from ongoing commercial logging, even in national parks and Natura 2000 areas, environmental NGOs EuroNatur and Agent Green claim.
Today the NGOs publish the fourth episode of the investigative video documentary online series “Out of Control”, showing evidence of fresh and brutal logging of old growth forests within the Calimani National Park. Agent Green investigators have visited several sites inside the park and discovered scandalous devastation of pristine nature.
The eradication of primeval forests in Romania is Europe's biggest and most pressing nature conservation drama today. But almost nobody is taking notice. If no action is taken now, many of these valuable forests will be gone within the next 2 to 3 years. EuroNatur and Agent Green call on the Romanian government to immediately halt commercial logging in all Romanian national parks, to include all primeval and old growth forests in national parks in the core zones and to adopt a modern, independent and well-funded national park management system. Also the EU needs to get proactively engaged in saving this precious European natural heritage.
Release date: 18.10.2018