Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are infamous as the home of Dracula and synonymous with the brooding, dark, forbidding landscapes created by its looming ancient forests. Unfortunately, as visitors to the country will discover, those forests are disappearing. Rapidly.
According to Greenpeace, the nation loses approximately seven and a half acres of forest per hour. Most of those trees are old growth, with original forests targeted for destruction by major timber firms, most of whom are not from Romania. The consequences for the mountainous, rough region are serious, and they’re also tied in with larger questions about politics in the European Union.
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