WeMove.EU: Romania is home to the largest remnant stands of virgin forest in Europe outside of Scandinavia. It is also home to Europe’s largest and most healthy populations of bears, wolves and lynx. Yet, Romania’s forests, including national parks and Natura 2000 sites, are under siege. Rather than being protected places of outstanding beauty and nature conservation, chainsaws and bulldozers are logging and destroying enormous tracts of virgin forests that have stood for thousands of years.
This is a tragedy of epic proportions. The scale of logging is much greater than what triggered an international outcry and a welcome intervention by the European Court of Justice in the Bialowieża forest in Poland.
This destruction is occurring at the same time that the Romanian government holds the EU presidency. It is happening before the eyes of the EU and with the full support of the Romanian government. Urgent intervention is necessary to uphold the rule of law and protect Romania’s outstanding natural heritage.
Please sign the petition to help save Europe’s last large virgin forests in Romania. The petition is run by EuroNatur Foundation and Agent Green.