Protected Area Management

  • Romania / Apuseni Mountains

    In April 2005, the Romanian Ministry for European Integration selected the consultant company MWH ( Belgium) to execute through its two experts the following Phare Cross Border Cooperation project:

    • Elaboration of a Management Plan for 2 nature areas, the Apuseni mountains nature park (76,000 ha) in western Romania and the Cefa-Radvani wetland along the border with Hungary.
    • Preparation of the Terms of Reference for the promotion of the ecotourism programme for both areas,

    both were tasks of the Team Leader, Mr Alexander Zinke, Vienna, and

    • Preparation of Technical Specification and Tender documents for equipment acquisition over EUR 0.5 million,

    as the task of the procurement expert, Mr Michael Kay, Prague.

    The project is a support to the National Forestry Administration (ROMSILVA) - regional office in Oradea, which hosts the new Administration of the Apuseni nature park (2004). The tenders for ecotourism (visitor installations) and equipment acquisition were completed in autumn 2005, the Management Plan will be ready in June 2006.

    Inception Report

Apuseni Nature ParkManagement Plan (introduction)

Photo Gallery I: Impressions from the Apuseni karst mountains nature park - April 2005

Photo Gallery II: Impressions from the Apuseni karst mountains park -May and July 2005

Photo Gallery III: Impressions from the Apuseni karst mountains nature park - October and December 2005

Photo Gallery IV: Impressions from a study trip for Romanian stakeholders (funded by the Austrian government) on park management in Austria - September 2005

Photo Gallery V: Impressions from the Cefa-Radvani lowland (Hungarian border) - April 2005

  • Report about the Study Tour on parks and visitor management in Canada (July-August 2007)

Canada study tour report

Photo Gallery