The National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry “Marin Dracea” (INCDS) has led Romania’s research activities in the forestry sector since 1933. INCDS is an official “national centre of excellence and R&D” in forest biology and forest management. The institute partners with Romanian government ministries, international organizations and the private sector, and it is involved in research in all aspects of forest management, protection and assessment. Based in Voluntari – Ilfov, the institute has branches throughout Romania.
INCDS has earned a stellar reputation for its expertise. It works with all the leading international organizations in its field, including the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the European Forest Institute (EFI), the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air-Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP-Forests), and many others. INCDS is currently participating in an ICP-Forests Program project on air pollution along with representatives from 42 countries.
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