When we think about Europe, normally we envision narrow brick streets, extravagant meals, and deep history. Rarely do wild places come to mind.
Romania is looking to change this. Through an elaborate rewilding campaign (which you know we 100% support), the country is creating its own “European Yellowstone”.
Four years in the making, the Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) has been working tirelessly to protect and restore the country’s Carpathian Mountains, also known as the Transylvanian Alps.
Wildlife, including European brown bears and wolves, thrive in the region.
I can see a surge of nature tourism in the area, which is exciting and brings hope for the future.
Maybe a Rewildology trip is in order? I know I’ll be following this story this closely!
To read more, check out these resources:
“The Making of a ‘European Yellowstone’”. March 15 2021. Nicholas J. R. White. New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/travel/romania-national-park.html
“Europe Is Trying to Open Its Own Version of Yellowstone National Park”. March 15 2021. Tanner Garrity. InsideHook. https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/travel/romania-national-park-yellowstone
“Making the “European Yellowstone”—Unintended Consequences or Unrealistic Intentions?” Spring 2018. George Iordachescu. Environment & Society Portal. http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/making-european-yellowstone-unintended-consequences-or-unrealistic-intentions