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Bigăr Waterfall in Romania, one of the most spectacular in the world, at risk due to massive deforestation

The famous Bigăr Waterfall located in Cheile Nerei – Beușnița National Park, southwestern Romania, known as one of the most spectacular falls in the world, might be in danger due to massive deforestation in the area. Environment NGOs Agent Green ...

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Royal Family asks for compensations of over RON 1 M in lawsuit in Oradea

The Romanian Royal Family has sued the Romanian state asking for compensations of over RON 1 million for not being able to exploit the forests it owns on the Savarsin domain (photo) in Arad county. An active lawsuit is opened ...

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The restraints of the current timber deliveries tracking systems

Independent IT expert Igor Hornák, (CEO Factory For Solutions, Oracle partner) made a small comparative analysis of the control systems over the movement of trucks with forest that are intensely discussed in Romania today.   The illegal logging problem is ...

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Ministry of Forests: The timber transport stopped by green activists was legal

The Ministry of Water and Forests announced that the truck loaded with timber blocked by the Agent Greeen activists in the Fagaras Mountains, was operating a legal transport and there were no illegal woodcutting found in the area, nor illegal ...

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Brico Depot announces suspension of timber products supply from Holzindustrie Schweighofer

Brico Depot Romania said on Thursday it has stopped the supply of timber products from the Austrian manufacturer Holzindustrie Schweighofer, following the decision by the Association for the Forest (Forest Stewardship Council – FSC) earlier this year to withdraw definitively ...

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Holzindustrie Schweighofer says it fights illegal logging with a sound action plan for sustainable timber industry

Holzindustrie Schweighofer does everything within its means to fight illegal logging in Romania although the company does not harvest trees itself – it buys the timber from suppliers who act under the Romanian Law, a release from the company reads. ...

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The Ministry of Water and Forests will monitor, together with Forestry Guards, the Holzindustrie Schweighofer operations

The Ministry of Water and Forestry (MAP), along with the Forestry Guards, will monitor Holzindustrie Schweighofer to see if the suspicions raised by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) experts about the Austrian company have no legal consequences, according to a press ...

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France 2 investigation: Romanian virgin forests become furniture in the homes of rich Europeans

A comprehensive reportage released last week by France 2 shows how the large furniture manufacturers in the world, which claim to promote responsible management of forests, are purchasing illegally harvested timber from Romanian forests. The ‘Cash Investigation’ journalists started from ...

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Timber’s illegal exploitation and transport app, a first for Romania

Romanian Ministry of Environment launched on Friday the first app dedicated to the forestry sector about timber’s illegal exploitation and transport, following an investment of EUR 30,000. According to Environment Minister Cristiana Pasca Palmer, the new app available on inspectorulpadurii.ro ...

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Competition Council investigates possible cartel on the wood market

The Competition Council (CC) has conducted Tuesday and Wednesday unannounced inspections at the premises of four companies operating on the wood market and at two forestry departments, with the suspicion of agreements between these companies, said on Thursday the president ...

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