Wildlife and habitats

Despite a mild climate, forest fires are a serious problem in Romania

By |July 12th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Romania has a temperate continental climate, which does not make it prone to forest fires. So why do so many of them happen? Fire risk is going to increase even further due to climate change – but the country seems not to be fully prepared for it yet.

Romania burns: How the Danube Delta got on the fire map of Europe

By |June 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

To regenerate and use the land, people in Romania's Danube Delta burn the vegetation. This practice becomes problematic when it occurs outside the regular season. Right now, Romania is responsible for almost half of all fires in protected areas in Europe.