Protecting the ancient Carpathian forests
Recognising the urgent need to prevent the relentless clearing of ancient Carpathian forests of Romania, Christoph and Barbara Promberger established Fundatia Conservation Carpathia in 2009.
The foundation's goal is to prevent illegal logging and hunting through the purchase and protection of a significant area of Carpathian forests for future generations. This, with the intention to ultimately return the landholdings to the Romanian public domain in the form of a National Park. Peter Bennett was one of the founding members of conservationists and philanthropists and invited due to his long experience with Rainforest Concern and its conservation projects and wildlife reserves.
The FCC's conservation project has now purchased and secured protection for 21,000 hectares of Carpathian forest and its fauna and flora.