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Prince Charles: Romania loses 3 ha of virgin forest per hour


Prince Charles showed, in a message sent on Wednesday at the launch of part three of the documentary “Wild Carpathia”, that Romania was losing 3 hectares of virgin forest per hour and half of that phenomenon takes place in areas which should be protected. The gala premiere of the third part of the documentary series Wild Carpathia took place on Wednesday at Pullman Hotel in Bucharest.


The event was attended by many personalities including the British ambassador in Romania, Martin Harris, the delegate minister for small and medium companies, tourism and business, Maria Grapini, the minister of environment Rovana Plumb and the minister of agriculture, Daniel Constantin.


At the event ambassador Martin Harris said he was glad to be next to the people present at the event to support the Romanian-British project meant to protect and promote the most beautiful landscape in Europe.He said he had traveled a lot in Romania and appreciates Romania biodiversity and patrimony. He also appreciates that many British tourists have discovered Romania. He was honored to read the message of a tourist who comes to Romania every year and for which he has great passion –Charles the prince of Wales.In the message sent prince Charles said he was pleased to support a cause close to his heart.


On the other hand, Rovana Plumb declared that “indeed the Carpathians represent a treasure for their nature and people living in the area.”“Together with the Ministry of Agriculture, with prince Charles’ foundation we could complete the strategy for the Carpathians. I have assumed the responsibility and will continue to act so that all that means biodiversity, the natural richness offered by the Carpathians should be protected,” Rovana Plumb said.She mentioned that “of the 322,000 ha of virgin forests in the Carpathians, 210,000 are in Romania.”


Part three of the documentary series “Wild Carpathia”, called “Wild Forever” and produced by the British company Almond Films will be broadcast in the world as of next month. In Romania, Wild Carpathia- Wild Forever which includes an interview with prince Charles will be broadcast by Travel Channel on November 8, 9.00 p.m.


The Wild Carpahia series is conceived by Paul Lister, the founder of European Nature Trust, an organization meant to protect large wild areas and degraded natural regions in Europe.Wild Carpathia presents, from the point of view of a group of British people, the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, in the attempt to show foreigners the wonderful diversity of flora and fauna in the area. The documentary has an educational purpose and draws the Romanians’ attention on the priceless treasures they have and should preserve for future generations.


The first part of the miniseries Wild Carpathia was launched in October 2011, the second part in September 2013, and were both broadcast by Travel Channel.