NATURE & WILDLIFE 1 x 60'
NATURE & WILDLIFE
building europe's yellowstone
Changing local livelihoods one tree at a time, on a journey to restore the European Yellowstone.
1 x 15'
Episode InformationChanging local livelihoods one tree at a time, on a journey to restore the European Yellowstone. Yellowstone is one of the most famous national parks in the world, hailed as a major conservation success story, founded almost 150 years ago. But is it possible to create a new national park of a Yellowstone calibre in Europe? And what ingredients would we need to make it work? Pristine forests, wolves, lynx and even bison, the Carpathians now have it all… Foundation Conservation Carpathia, alongside other inspiring organisations and philanthropists, is at the heart of the epic challenge to restore the ecosystem of the largest unfragmented forest of Europe and establish its National Park protection status. All without leaving the local community behind; they’re committed to creating economic opportunities, including the ecotourism required to touch the hearts of visitors from far and wide.