Forest Restoration

Rehabilitation of damaged forests – habitat 9260 – Castanea sativa, the action is based on the European experience in developing and implementing biological control of chestnut affected by a fungus from Asia – Cryphonectria parasitica. Chemical control of the fungus is not effective and hybridization with resistant Asian chestnut species is not permitted in protected habitats, the only effective method being biological control.

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Restoration of habitat 4070 * – Pinus mugo and Rhododron myrtifolium action consists of planting Pinus mugo in mismanaged/destroyed areas and pastures. The method is successfully used in other protected areas (national parks).

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ROSCI0129 site Gorj North West include biological and ecological diversity, which contains 6 types of ecosystems – forests (forests and bushes), meadows, saxicole, water (water sheen) river and caves.

ROSCI0129 site Gorj North West is one of the few sites with a high biodiversity. Unfortunately, parts of this area are already degraded or destroyed. Lack of targeted habitat management activities have resulted in the degradation and loss of natural habitats with high ecological value.

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Protecting the environment


LIFE is the EU's financial instrument for the protection of the environment. LIFE Nature and Biodiversity: follows the implementation of policies and Community legislaltion about nature and biodiversity, in particular Directives 79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC and to support the development and adequate implementation of Natura 2000. The Natura 2000 Network is the European Union's main instrument for biodiversity conservation. It is an ecological network developed throughout the European Union, based on the Birds and Habitats Directives, aiming to ensure the long term conservation of natural habitats and rare species of flora and fauna in the Community.

LIFE project

proiectul LIFE Gorj

Welcome to the LIFE 11 NAT/RO/825 project page - Conservative management of habitats ROSCI0129 4070 * and 9260 in the North West of Gorj, in Gorj county. Project funded by the European Commission's LIFE + program. The project’s coordinating beneficiary is the Environmental Protection Agency of Gorj, in partnership with the Gorj North West Site Administration and the Forest Research and Development Institute Brasov.
Implementation period: from 2012 to 2017.
Its value is € 1,987,742, of which the European Commission's contribution is € 993,871 (50.00%) and financing will be provided by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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