European Wilderness Journal 04: Deforestation in Romania

Prof Hannes Knapp shared with us this devastating report about forestry practices in Romania and we immediately wanted to publish this report in order to make it available to our supporters and Wilderness advocates. In Europe, there is still this believe that deforestation is something that only happens in the Amazon or Canada. This report clearly shows that the destruction of old growth forest is also a massive problem in Europe, especially in Romania.

Old growth forests are of great importance because often they correspond with the last Wilderness areas in Europe. Once roads for the logging trucks and harvesters (what a name!) have been cut through the forest, any effort to protect the associated Wilderness is seriously in peril.