Virgin forests in Romania to be mapped and protected
The government will work together with different stakeholders and civil society to develop a good practice guide for proper implementation of the provisions of the EU Regulation on timber trade, which came into force in 2013. A tool will be developed to assess the risk factors on the prevalence of illegal logging in Romania and map those areas.
According to the protocol the government will establish a working group which will create a national catalog of virgin forests. It will also support their identification and mapping and arrange for their inclusion in compensation schemes for the period 2014-2020. Alternative financial mechanisms will also be sought.
WWF will take part in the process and will invest in the identification and mapping of virgin and high conservation value forests.