The world talks about sustainable development.
In the villages of Eastern Transylvania, you can experience sustainable living.
Hay meadows are an important part of it.



Welcome to our Hay Meadow Project!


The meadows of Transylvania are some of the most species-rich grasslands of Europe. Amongst them, the hay meadows found in the hills and mountains of Eastern Transylvania are outstanding in terms of biodiversity, landscape beauty and the living rural communities that created and manage them.


Based on the successful results of our first project that ran from September 2009 until February 2011, in 2012 we launched the second hay meadow conservation project. As the title reflects we put an emphasis on valuing. In this sense valuing means creating a value and this can be achieved through different methods.


The main objective of the project is to make rural population and society in general understand and value the natural, cultural and economic aspects of the mountain hay meadows in the Eastern Carpathians and to ensure that local communities continue use them in a sustainable manner ecologically as well as socially and economically.


The implementation area of the project is the Pogány-havas microregion, from Csíksomlyó to Gyimesbükk. Timeline: 18 months, January 2012 - July 2013.


Sponsors: UNDP GEF-SGP, Barbara Knowles Fund, Misgurnus Association and other donors.


Partners: Zöld Székelyföld Association, Csíkszéki Erdélyi Kárpát Association and the European Conservation Action Network.