Cooperation key to overcoming threats in the Carpathians
The Carpathians are a center of biodiversity in Europe. And although they contain a vast amount of natural and cultural heritage, human impacts are threatening the region. Environmental lawyer Isidoro De Bortoli expounds on tackling wildlife crime and illegal logging in the area.
The ecology of the Carpathians varies with altitude, ranging from lowland forests to alpine meadows.
The Centralparks project promotes initiatives and legal framework in the Carpathian region to mitigate the loss of biodiversity and to increase responsible resource management by strengthening protected areas and fostering protected area networks along this vulnerable mountain system.