ADEPT - Agricultural Development and Environmental Protection in Transylvania
Mr Nat Page
Fundatia Adept Ltd
Host Country Institutions:
Town Hall Sachiz, WWF - DCP (Danube Carpathian Programme), Ecotour Sibiu, Gov of Romania, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Babes-Bolyai, University Lucien Blaga, Adept Foundation Ltd, Orange Romania
Europe & Central Asia
Conservation of bio-diversity in a semi-natural landscape of S E Transylvania (Romania), linked to benefits for the local population through sustainable use of private forest and grassland ecosystems, which will have local success and act as a model for broader application nationally
1. Locate and assess important species and habitats in order to consolidate the scientific data required to propose various forms of conservation management and protection within the project area.
2. Raise awareness of and support for local conservation measures through increased under-standing of the economic as well as global importance of the area and its heritage. Use various methods: Visitor Centre, school presentations, village meetings, publications, information boards, website.
3. Design and implement measures that will provide economic incentives for grassland and forest conservation.
Plan incentive schemes using community participation, external expertise.
Local Steering Group (LSG) established including ANCA, Town Hall and leading farmers.
Assist local people to access EU agri-environmental schemes.
Promote agro-tourism through training/ marketing.
Provide input into National Biodiversity Strategy and National Rural Development Strategy
Related Projects: Tarnava Mare: securing the future of a Transylvanian HNV landscape