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Retezat, ultimul Peisaj Forestier Intact din Europa a disparut!

Proasta Guvernare, firmele Schweighofer si Succes

sunt principalii vinovati !

Autor : Agent Green Gabriel Paun Romania

Retezat, ultimul Peisaj Forestier Intact din Europa a disparut!
Proasta Guvernare, firmele Schweighofer si Succes sunt principalii vinovati

 

Exploatarile forestiere din ultimii ani din muntii Retezat, Godeanu, Tarcu si Vilcan au condus la disparitia ultimului Peisaj Forestier Intact (PFI) din zona de clima temperate a Europei [1].

AGENT GREEN a protestat, a realizat si publicat studii stiintifice, a investigat si a expus abuzurile asupra PFI inca din anul 2009.
“Am protestat la santierul DN 66A si la minister, ne-am judecat in instanta pentru a opri asfaltarea Retezatului, am atras atentia ca se exploateaza padurile in Rau-Ses, la Campusel si in Domogled. Dar este prea tarziu. Coruptia si lacomia au invins. Cel mai vast templu al naturii din Europa a fost pierdut“ a declarat Gabriel Paun, Presedinte Agent Green.
AGENT GREEN a publicat astazi un nou reportaj filmat de investigatii realizate in perioada 2009-2015 despre exploatarile forestiere din PFI [2]. In material sunt prezentate zonele din Retezat afectate de exploatari forestiere. Firma Holzindustrie Schweighofer a cumparat lemn exploatat de firme terte in zona Rau-Ses si Campusel. La campusel firma austriaca chiar detine teritorii din PFI care i-au fost vandute illegal de composesoratul Campu lui Neag. Padurea care este un amestec natural de fag si conifere este certificata FSC si a fost exploatata sistematic incepand cu anul 2006 imediat dupa dupa achizitie.
O alta zona din PFI unde s-au pierdut teritorii semnificative este cea a muntilor Godeanu (Parcul National Domogled) unde firma gorjeana Succes a exploatat sistematic masa lemnoasa in ultimii ani. Cel putin 78.601 m3 de lemn au parasit parcul in 2013-2014. O parte a fost extrasa si prelucrata direct de Succes iar alti 53.525 m3 au fost extrasi de companiile Trans Fag, Fag International, Alindo Impex, Mirona Forest si Trans Exfor care vand masa lemnoasa tot companiei Succes care prelucreaza lemnul la Gureni, judetul Gorj. De aici cheresteaua trece pe la o fabrica din judetul Arges pentru uscare si pleaca mai departe catre China.
PFI Retezat a fost descoperit de cercetatori in 2006 si confirmat de un nou studiu stiintific realizat de ICAS pentru Ministerul Mediului in anul 2007. Guvernul Romaniei a ignorant acest studiu care a inclus si un set de recomandari pentru protejarea prin lege a acestui tezaur national si European. PFI a fost confirmat si de studiul publicat de Agent Green in “Ocrotirea Naturii”, revista Academiei Romane in mai 2011.
“Conform criteriilor stiintifice, un PFI masoara cel putin 50.000 ha de salbaticie si are latimea de cel putin 10 km. In zona de clima temperate a Europei nu mai exista niciunul. PFI Retezat masura 101.000 hectare anul 2006. De atunci el a fost sistematic ciopartit. Nu inseamna ca Retezatul este complet distrus. Inseamna ca mai pastreaza inca zone naturale valoroase, chiar si paduri virgine, dar ca acestea nu mai au continuitate fiind intrerupte de exploatari forestiere si constructii de infrastructura”, a adaugat Paun.
Chiar daca PFI a fost pierdut mai exista inca in Romania in total 218.000 hectare de paduri virgine. Cele mai mari abia daca depasesc cu putin suprafata de 5000 de hectare si se afla in muntii Semenic, Godeanu si Vilcan. Doar aproximativ 20% sunt bine protejate prin lege. 80% sunt in pericol de disparitie deoarce exploatarile forestiere sunt mult mai agresive de cand firmele de exploatare si procesare a lemnului au luat la cunostinta harta cu padurile virgine identificate prin studiul Veen Ecology publicat in anul 2005 [3].
AGENT GREEN cere Guvernului Romaniei:
• Tragerea la raspundere a functionarilor publici care se fac vinovati de disparitia PFI
• Protejarea prin lege cel tarziu pana la sfarsitul anului 2016 a tuturor padurilor virgine conform prevederilor din noul cod silvic.
• Adoptarea unui moratoriu in anul 2015 prin care sa interzica exploatarile forestiere in toate padurile virgine asa cum au fost ele identificate in anul 2005 prin studiul Veen Ecology. Moratoriul trebuie sa ramana in vigoare pana la respectarea prevederilor noului cod silvic cu privire la padurile virgine
NOTE:
[1] Un PFI este un teritoriu în cadrul zonei forestiere, care conţine ecosisteme împădurite şi neîmpădurite (gol alpin, lacuri, mlaştini) cu influenţe umane minime şi care măsoară o suprafaţă de minimum 50000 hectare şi o extindere de cel puţin 10 km. Ultimele PFI din lume au fost identificate si prezentate de echipa de cercetare la www.intactforests.org Conform acestei echipe de specialist PFI Retezat nu mai corespunde criteriilor si a fost declarat compromis.
[2] VIDEO investigatii liber pentru distributie:
YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kf9Jwxkg6w
[3] Veen, P.; Biris, I.-A. (Eds.), 2004: “Inventory and strategy for sustainable management and protection of virgin forests in Romania”, PINMATRA project, co-financed by the Dutch Royal Society for Nature Conservation KNNV

Semneză petiția pentru SALVAREA pădurilor virgine din România:https://www.agentgreen.ro/stop-taieri-cosava/

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ENGLISH
Europe’s last great forest is lost to greed and corruption
FSC certified forest stolen from community and turned into firewood for European supermarkets
AGENT GREEN – international press release, Bucharest, the 11th of November2015
Illegal and unsustainable logging in the past years have led to the loss of Europe’s last Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) within the temperate climate zone, located in the Retezat mountains of Romania [1].
AGENT GREEN has been raising awareness to save this IFL since 2009 by undertaking scientific research, investigation, protests and public exposure.
“We exposed the illegal logging and even set up a resistance camp at the edge of the great forest when former president Basescu wanted to illegally build an asphalt road through Retezat. But it is too late now. Once again, corruption and greed have prevailed in Romania. Europe’s largest temple of wilderness has been lost today,” said Gabriel Paun, leader of Agent Green.
Today, AGENT GREEN has published investigative footage filmed from 2009-2015 exposing the key players responsible for logging the IFL [2]. Among the culprits are Austrian company Holzindustrie Schweighofer and a Romanian company called Succes. The footage reveals that Schweighofer bought wood extracted from several areas within the IFL territory. One of the areas, called Campusel, is Schweighofer’s own property and was obtained through an illegal transaction from the local community. Surprisingly, the forest has received an FSC certificate. The forest used to be a natural mix of beech and coniferous and is today gradually being replaced with spruce monoculture to feed Schweighofer’s sawmills that only process such soft woods. A large amount of the wood is turned into pellets and wood briquettes that are to be found in supermarket chains such as SPAR, DYI stores such as Bricostore (belongs to UK-based Kingfisher), OBI, Hornbach, petrol stations such as SHELL and. Italian energy giant Enel’s Romanian subsidiary paid €9.9m to Schweighofer in 2014 for green certificates obtained by burning Romanian forests.
Another area where the IFL has been destroyed is the Godeanu Mountains (Domogled National Park), where Succes has systematically decimated the forest over the years. At least 78.601 m3 of wood was removed from the park officially in 2013-2014. Part of this forest has been logged directly by Succes, while at least 53.525 m3 have been extracted for Succes by other logging companies. According to additional investigations by Agent Green, this wood is exported as raw timber to China.
The existence of Retezat IFL was first discovered by renowned internationalresearchers in 2006 and confirmed by a study of the Romanian Government in 2007. But political leaders have ignored the compelling evidence and the strong scientific recommendations to protect this European treasure by law. The IFL was further confirmed by Agent Green’s scientific study published in the Romanian Academy magazine in 2011.
“According to scientific criteria, an IFL is at least 50.000 ha of wilderness. There is no other Intact Forest Landscape in the temperate climate zone of Europe. The world’s last IFLs are the rain forests of Indonesia, the Congo Basin and the Amazon, the boreal forests of Russia and Canada. The Romanian IFL measured 101.000 ha when discovered in 2006 but has been systematically degraded and was eventually destroyed. Smaller valuable forests are still to be found in Retezat, even plots of virgin forests and great glacier landscapes but these areas are no longer connected by wilderness,” added Paun.
Even though the IFL is lost, Romania is still home to most of the virgin forests in Europe. Many plots of up to 5000 hectares of virgin forests, adding up to 218.000 ha nationwide, can be found in the Semenic, Godeanu, Vilcan and other mountains. But only about 20% are safe. The remaining 80% have no strict protection and are in great danger as logging is accelerating, especially in the virgin forests. A national map of virgin forests was first published in 2005 by Veen Ecology [3] and logging companies have since made use of it to find and cut the most valuable timber.
AGENT GREEN calls on the new Romanian Government to:
• By the end of 2015, establish a moratorium to ban logging in all virgin forests as identified and mapped by Veen Ecology in 2005. The moratorium should stay in place until the new forest code is respected and Romania’s remaining virgin forests are adequately protected.
• By the end of 2016, produce a new map of virgin forests, according to the new forest law, and put all identified virgin forests under strict protection.
• Charge those public servants responsible for the loss of the Retezat IFL.
NOTES:
[1] An Intact Forest Landscape (IFL) is an unbroken expanse of natural ecosystems within the zone of current forest extent, showing no signs of significant human activity, and large enough that all native biodiversity, including viable populations of wide-ranging species, could be maintained.
www.intactforests.org
[2] VIDEO free to distribute available at:
YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kf9Jwxkg6w
[3] Veen, P.; Biris, I.-A. (Eds.), 2004: “Inventory and strategy for sustainable management and protection of virgin forests in Romania”, PINMATRA project, co-financed by the Dutch Royal Society for Nature Conservation KNNV
Video YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kf9Jwxkg6w

Autor : AGENT GREEN