Nature conservation and ecotourism in Romania
Carpathian Nature Tours (cntours) was born in 1999 in cooperation with the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project
Together, a program for ecotourism in the National Park Piatra Craiului to maintain the countryside and to
protect the great European predators wolve, bear and lynx was developed.
In 2000, the first association for ecotourism in Romania, "Plaiuri Zarneştene" was founded.
As the successor of this association the first national association for ecotourism "AER"
(www.eco-romania.ro) was founded in 2003. In 2005, a bear sanctuary was built in Brasov county.
Currently there are more than 50 bears living. They came from illegal private husbandries or had been abused
as dancing bears.
Together with the Romanian Institute for Wildlife Research (www.icaswildlife.ro), many projects such as the
reintroduction of beavers and marmots are accompanied.
CNTOURS is now next to his commitment to nature protection and conservation the key tour operator in
Romania for environment-friendly and close to nature tours and travels.
The particular focus is on nature and hiking holidays in the Carpathians and in Transylvania
for families and small groups. Among other, rafting trips with assembled rafts of logs on the river Olt are
carried out. All tours and sightseeing tours can be accompanied by expert guides.
Head office of cntours is the Villa Hermani in Măgura (Brasov county) in the National Park Piatra Craiului,
close to Dracula's castle in Bran.
The entire website of cntours was moved
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