Relationship between MAN and NATURE in the Lower Ciuc Basin”

From July 1st 2013 ACCENT GeoEcological Organization started the project, titled: „Releationship between MAN and NATURE in the Lower Ciuc Basin”, and its goal is: Conservation and sustainable exploitation of the natural heritages and the traditional rural landscape through the revival of traditional activities by animal husbandry, cultivation and utilization of agricultural land; and promoting of sustainable tourism, that will bring revenues to the local community without affecting negatively the natural landscape, leading to increased respect for its values and that incorporates cultural values and specific traditional of the Lower Ciuc Basin”.

The main project objectives are:
The revival of traditional activities by animal husbandry, cultivation and utilization of agricultural land.
– By theidentification and promotionof traditional activities, like the animal husbandry, cultivation and utilization of agricultural land; – By starting to a survey on the changes in the last 50 years in the area of the natural heritage and the methods of animal husbandry, cultivation and utilization of agricultural land; By publishing aguidepromotion,which will highlight the difference betweenpracticeof traditional activitiesin the past andin the present andtheir impact onspecies and habitats regarding the animal husbandry, cultivation and utilization of agricultural landinthe LowerBasinCiuc(implementation of apilotproject as a model).

Ensuringthe favorable conservation statusofthe “Falcon Stone” Natural Protected Area.Byimproving the communicationbetween stakeholders, as well as planning andinitiating aneffectivemanagement systemwith the involvement ofthe authorities,theNGOs andnot least thelocal communities. By elaborating the management plan and taking conservation measures tomaintainthe favorable conservation status.

Awareness of thepopulationand the local authoritiesaccount the relation betweensustainable economic developmentand biodiversity conservation(the relation betweenman and nature). By organizingcaravansinall 9placestargeting theNatura 2000site-Lower CiucBasinandthe “Falcon Stone” Natural Protected Area (townships: Sâncrăieni, Sântimbru, Sânsimion with Cetățuia and Sânsimion villages, Tuşnad with Tușnad Nou, Tuşnad Sat and Vrabia villages and Băile Tușnad town).By disseminatinginformational materials such as PowerPoint, photo and video presentations.

Project co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.The partners of the project: RENATUROPA (Brașov) and VOX IUVENTUTIS (Băile Tușnad) Associations; municipalities of Băile Tușnad and Sânsimion; and the following general schools: “Jókai Mór” from Băile Tușnad, “Imets Fülöp Jákó” from Tuşnad township, “Endes József” from Sânsimion township, “Arany János” from Sântimbru township and “Vitos Mózes” from Sâncrăieni township.

The total budget of the project is 72.156,00 CHF of which the grant is 60.056 CHF and the co-financing of the beneficiary is 12.100 CHF.
Implementation period:
July 1st, 2013 – June 31th, 2015

For more information contact:
PILBÁTH G. Attila, Project Coordinator
Mobil: 0723 357 650
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MOLNÁR Gyöngyvér, Project Assistant
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0722 161 372
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The Lower Ciuc Basin Natura 2000 Site (ROSCI0007) extends on 2693 hectares and it is situated in the southeastern part of Harghita county, touching the following communities: Sâncrăieni (with the village Sâncrăieni), Sântimbru (with the village Sântimbru), Sânsimion (with the village Sânsimion and Cetăţuia) and Tuşnad (with the villages Vrabia, Tuşnad Sat and Tuşnad Nou). This site is crossed by the river Olt. This site is very important in terms of protecting a big number of community interest habitats and species.