Green Infrastructure for Europe: The Southwestern Carpathians – “Europe’s Wilderness” | WWF

Green Infrastructure for Europe: The Southwestern Carpathians – “Europe’s Wilderness”

Posted on
03 May 2015
Europe is densely populated, with much of its land intensively used and fragmented. As a result, the continent has lost many habitats and ecosystems, and with them a host of valuable ecosystem goods and services.

The idea of “green infrastructure” is to reconnect and restore nature areas in order to improve the overall quality of the countryside and urban areas while delivering valuable services to society like fresh water, clean air, healthy soil,flood control, fish and fowl.

The Southern Carpathians wilderness is important for securing Europe’s natural wealth, both as important habitats and corridors for migration. The ancient forests provide not only vital homes for brown bears and other animals, but also a host of benefits for people, from climate and water regulation to erosion control and carbon sequestration.
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