In Conversation With: Conserving Carpathia

In a rewarding conversation between Isabella Tree and Christoph and Barbara Promberger, founders of Conservation Carpathia, we learnt gained an insight into the work of restoring the southern Carpathians – here we share our key learnings.

Conserving Carpathia

If you’ve been following our Carpathia series, you will have heard us talk about the vast array of biodiversity that Romania has to offer and how this sits at the core of restoration efforts of our partners at Foundation Conservation Carpathia.

A Carpathian Journey

At the wild heart of Carpathia sit the Făgăraș Mountains. Cloaked in dense cloud that lifts as the sun rises to reveal snow-capped peaks and dense, lush-green forests these are some of the last remaining wild places in Europe.

Notes from the field – Carpathia, Romania – August 2022

It’s no secret that this summer has been a record-breaker when it comes to droughts, wildfires and high temperatures all generated by anthropogenically accelerated climate change. These conditions have had detrimental effects across Europe, and our partners at Foundation Conservation Carpathia are no exception as we discovered from a recent update from their teams on the ground.

Ecosystem of the Făgăraș Moutains

Forming one of the most spectacular alpine landscapes in the Romanian Carpathians, the Făgăraș Mountains are home to some of Europe’s ecologically most valuable, unfragmented woodlands, harbouring the continent’s most significant biodiversity.