Activists protest against illegal logging in Romania’s Fagaras Mountains

Several activists from Agent Green environment organization, together with scientists and professional climbers have blocked a timber transport on Transfagarasan mountain road on Friday, during a protest against illegal logging in Fagaras Mountains.

Through this action, the protesters aimed at drawing attention to the destruction of the last virgin forests in Vidraru Lake area, which is also threatening the lake. They’re asking the Romanian Government to impose a moratorium on exploitations in all areas where there still are potential virgin and quasi-virgin forests.

“We want the Ministry of Forests and Waters to make the protection of virgin forests a priority in 2017. We can’t afford to lose any more hectares. In particular, what happens at Vidraru is a matter of national security,” said Agent Green president Gabriel Paun, cited in a statement posted on the organization’s website.

Read the full article and check out the video in Romania Insider.

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