Conserve and Restore Habitats for Otters, Romania

The purpose of Asociatia pentru Conservarea Diversitatii Biologice (ACDB) is to support and promote biodiversity conservation activities, environmental education and environmental protection.The aim of this project is to conserve and restore aquatic habitats for otters in a protected area in the Vrancea mountains in the Carpathians of SE Romania by engaging local communities and outdoor enthusiasts.
Photo credit:Bouros George
Photo credit:Bouros George

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The Project

ACDB will do this together with volunteers along 30km of the River Putna by:
- Monitoring the otter population.
- Building 6 otter holts to encourage otters into new areas.
- Identifying and protecting existing otter holts.
- Planting 1,000 native trees on the river banks, and removing invasive species and waste.
- Raising awareness of the otters and their conservation by using the collected waste for art installations and raft building, providing workshops and training camps for children, installing 6 interactive information panels about the ecosystem conservation and marking up two 35km bike trails complete with information boards about the protected area and otters.

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