Geography of Romania

Ancient Romanian Gold Mine Given UNESCO Protection

Following weeks of uncertainty in which the Bucharest government considered withdrawing its application for UNESCO protection for Rosia Montana, a former gold mine dating from Roman times, the UN cultural heritage agency declared it a World Heritage site on Tuesday.

The move came as a relief to conservation groups who oppose the resumption of mining in the area.

WWF Romania's Marius Berchi: Environment Ministry should invest in measures to prevent human-large carnivore conflicts

Measures to prevent human conflicts with large carnivores have proven their efficiency and usefulness, therefore the Environment Ministry should invest in such measures, Marius Berchi, manager of the EU-funded LIFE EuroLargeCarnivores project implemented by WWF Romania said on Friday after a visit to sheepfolds in the Padis highland area.

A photographer from Odorheiu Secuiesc receives "European Citizen's Prize 2021" for Geofolk project

Photographer David Botond, from Odorheiu Secuiesc, has received the "European Citizen 2021" Prize from the European Parliament for the Geofolk project, which brings together the largest collection of photographs in the world with folk costumes, images captured in recent years.

Wildfire in Iron Gates Natural Park burning on two sides of slope

The vegetation fire in the Iron Gates Natural Park is burning on two sides of a slope, the Mehedinti Emergency Management Inspectorate (ISU) informs. "Following the fly-over carried out by a helicopter requested in support, it was noticed that the fire is burning on two sides of the slope, in its upper part.

Wildfire bursts out in Iron Gates Natural Park

Firefighters of the Mehedinti Emergency Management Inspectorate (ISU) on Friday stepped in to put out a fire that broke out in dry vegetation and litter in a coniferous forest in Dubova - Tisovita area the Iron Gates Natural Park, Mehedinti County. According to ISU Mehedinti, first estimates show the fire covered about five to six hectares.

Fog triggers massive 40-car pileup on eastbound Bucharest - Constanta motorway

Eastbound traffic is halted Friday morning on the Bucharest - Constanta A2 motorway near the city of Medgidia due to a multi-vehicle collision that triggered a pileup of 40 cars; 17 people, five children included, were injured and one victim was trapped, the Infotrafic Center of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police informs. The red intervention plan has been activated.

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