Funds Sources: Environment Campaign
Project Name: Fagaras Mountains become home for bison
Link: Facebook Fundraiser
Starting Date: April 2021
Project Status: In Development
Total Project Budget: $45,000 (incl. non-RUF sources)
The Zimbri (Water Buffaloes) have been missing from Romania for the past 200 years, however, they were successfully recently reintroduced in the southeast and north of the Romanian Carpathians. Carpathia extends this endeavor and takes on the mission to restore the free Zimbri population from scratch in the area of Fagaras mountains and is raising money to bring 20 more zimbri to Romania this year.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 remains a symbol of Romania. Strong and majestic, this animal, present in national history and folklore, has been prized by Romanians for hundreds of years.
Bison disappeared from Romania about 200 years ago, and in recent years has been successfully reintroduced in the South-Eastern and Northern parts of the Romanian Carpathians.
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐚 is extending this endeavor and assuming the mission of restoring the population of free bison in the Southern Carpathians in the Făgăraș Mountains area. The bison returns home with a beneficial influence on nature and living in harmony with man.
According to specialists, to be considered a successful reintroduction of a missing species, about 100 specimens are necessary to thrive and breed freely in the wild without human intervention. Since May 2020, the first eight bison have been roaming free as part of the Conservation Carpathia project.