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Actively working to conserve large carnivores in Romania since 1993
Established the world-renowned Carpathian Large Carnivore Project (CLCP)
Founders of Equus Silvania equestrian centre and guesthouse in the Transylvanian Carpathians
Christoph and Barbara Promberger first came to Romania in 1993 as biologists working on a project to study and protect the large carnivores in the Carpathian forests. When this project ended in 2003, the couple were so encaptivated by the Carpathians’ incredible wilderness that they decided to stay in the region and set up Equus Silvania, an equestrian centre and small guest house near the national park.
After witnessing the devastating destruction of illegal logging on a hike through the forest in 2007, the Prombergers then started their passionate mission to protect and conserve the biodiversity of Europe’s last remaining virgin forest wilderness. By 2009, the Prombergers had founded Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) together with a group of 12 philanthropists and conservationists.
PRICE ON REQUEST
Based on two people sharing
Small group experience
Limited to six guests
OVERNIGHT IN BUCHAREST
TOUR OF BUCHAREST
DAILY TREKS WITH NATURALIST GUIDE
ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT IN THE MOUNTAINS
ENGAGEMENT WITH BREEDING PROGRAMME
FULL BOARD THROUGHOUT
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The Carpathian Mountains in Romania form some of the most biodiverse contiguous forests in Europe, home to large populations of carnivores and an extraordinarily high number of indigenous species. Over the past 20 years, many parts of these forests went from nationalised to privately managed, resulting in thousands of hectares being illegally logged, as well as many large carnivores being hunted. In 2009, a group of 12 philanthropists and conservationists founded the Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC), with the mission to protect the integrity of the precious Carpathian ecosystem by forming a National Park. FCC’s vision is a world-class, emblematic wilderness reserve and non destructive economy around the Făgăraș Mountains with the ultimate goal to create a thriving biodiverse and socio-economic ecosystem. Since its inception, FCC has obtained over 6,2765 acres (25,400 hectares) of forests and alpine meadows in the southeastern Carpathians, with the purpose to protect and restore.