Carpathians/Forests & Protected Areas
In addressing these challenges, WWF focuses on:
Carpathian ecoregion: Raising awareness and understanding of the Carpathians as a distinct region, and in pushing forward conservation in the region as a whole.
Protected areas: Extending protection to the most valuable nature areas and strengthening protection in practice by improving policy frameworks, building capacity for protected area management and tackling threats to protected areas.
Forests: Promoting sustainable forest management through training and certification, identifying and protecting High Conservation Value Forests and tackling illegal logging.
Costel Bucur, Head of Forests & Protected Areas Programme, WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme