Biodiversity Conservation through Alternative Economic Activities in the Retezat National Park
Biodiversity Conservation through Alternative Economic Activities in the Retezat National Park
The goal of the project is to reduce the pressure on biodiversity in Retezat National Park (RNP) through helping communities to develop alternative economic activities.
The target communities are the inhabitants of two communes at the north of RNP: Salasul de Sus and Raul de Mori. Most of the economic activities of local population are based on the resources in RNP (forest and alpine pastures). By restricting the exploitation of these resources, the park administration has come into a potential conflict state with the communities. Project aims to find ways for solving these problems between land owners and the park administration.
The project will support ecotourism development as an alternative, non consumptive economic activity and promote the area as an ecotourism destination, also it will decrease the pressure on private forests in RNP by creating a plantation of Christmas trees for the benefit of the association of land owners Plai Groapele.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Asociatia Green Cross Romania
Country:
Romania
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,411.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 18,970.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,920.00
Project Number:
ROM/OP3/2/06/05
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
By becoming the member of the PAN PArk Network the Retezat National Park will have the support and guidance of AER and the touristical services of the region will be sertified in every second year.
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Ecoturism and the plantation of Christmas trees are two economic enterprises that will bring income to the communities with a minimum impact on the environment and especially on park resources. This kind of activities will help communities to develop in a sustainable way.
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Grantee Contact

Mr Bogdan Florescu
Email: florescub@yahoo.com
 

Address

Str. Gabroveni Nr. 2, Etaj 4, Sector 3
Europe and the CIS ,
 

Website

http://www.gcr.ro

SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Tania Mihu
Phone:
+4 021 201 7827
Fax:
+4 021 201 7828
Email:
Ms. Andreea Ihos
Phone:
+4 021 201 7827
Fax:
+4 021 201 7828
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Address

UN House, 48A Primaverii Blvd., sector 1
Bucharest