Romania wants to include virgin forests on UNESCO World Heritage list

Romania wants to include nearly 24,000 hectares of virgin forests on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

UNESCO consultants have already evaluated the forests from eight protected areas in the Carpathian Mountains, and the final verdict is expected next spring, reports local Digi24.

One of the eight candidate regions is the Strambu Baiut village in Maramures county, northern Romania. Most of the trees of this area’s virgin forests are very old, some of them being more than 500 years old. They are more than 50 meters high, and some of them even exceed one meter and a half in diameter.

The other seven protected areas are Grosii Tiblesului, Izvoarele Nerei, Cheile Nerei-Beusnita, Domogled-Valea Cernei, Cozia, the Sinca secular forest, and the Slatioara secular forest.

Read full article in Romania Insider’s.

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