Trends in Romanian biodiversity conservation policy
Author: Ioras F.1, 2
Source: Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 12, Number 1, January 2003 , pp. 9-23(15)
Romania's commitment and ability to protect its environment in the long term is challenged by several problems: insufficient financial mechanisms, monitoring, enforcement, and the information dissemination capacity of local environment protection agencies. History indicates that periods of economic and social transition are very dangerous to biodiversity conservation. The demonstrated tendency during such periods gives priority to short-term income-generating activities. Romanian conservation policy has had to adapt to this change of circumstances. New sites have been included in the national protected system and new legislation has been developed. But is this enough? Do these satisfy progressive concepts and IUCN recommendations? This paper is intended to make recommendations, based on intersectoral participatory planning, for nature resources management. It focuses on how biodiversity conservation is being encouraged and developed at a national level.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2003-01-01