Eastern Hills of Cluj, Romania
Eastern Hills of Cluj, Romania (© wikipedia, Țetcu Mircea Rareș)
The Eastern Hills of Cluj, Romania, are part of the Natura 2000 network.
The area includes a series of ridges with semi-natural pastures and meadows, associated arable land and orchards. Outstanding biodiversity is associated with traditional farmed habitats and farming practices, such as large-scale shepherded systems.
The area hosts a range of agri-environment options. Good understanding of current land use and trends, fruitful links among local community, grassroots NGO, and researchers, as well as successful grassroots projects characterize this area that struggle to find ways for long-term sustainability.
More info: www.efncp.org/hnv-showcases/romanian-carpathian-mountains/