Through the project for promoting biodiversity of the Tampa Mountain Protected Area from Brasov it was established the thematic path called ‘Butterflies and flowers on Tampa Mountain’ and several actions for informing the community and the tourists about natural values of the area took place. In the volunteering program were included students from ‘Mircea Cristea’ ecologic Technical High School. The project was carried out by Renaturopa Association and the Metropolitan Agency for Sustainability from Brasov, in partnership with the ‘Marin Dracea’ National Institute for Research and Development in Silviculture and ‘Mircea Cristea’ Technical High School of Brasov.
The campaign for informing locals and tourists was carried out by: creating an information point at the cable car on Aleea Brediceanu Street; a presentation video of the area; flyers and signs pointing to the thematic path, with information on the species and habitats of Tampa Mountain, and organizing thematic trips in the natural environment. The backpacking paths in the Tampa Mountain Protected Area allow access to habitats representing life environments to many species of butterflies and flora.
Length: 2.5 -3 km (depending on the track you choose: from
Saua Tampei to Vf. Tampa or on the paved road towards Panoramic);
Time: 1.5 -2 hours (including the interpretation time);
Marking: ‘blue line’ symbol (A-C board), ‘’yellow triangle’ symbol (C-E board);
Difficulty: low, accessible throughout the year, but requires increased attention on the leaning slopes and in slippery places (cliffs areas).
- A thematic path about butterflies and flora in the built protected area;
- Installing an information point with functional video;
- 30 students, trained Junior Rangers;
- Actions for awareness and information purposes: thematic trips, disseminated information and promotion materials, 120 informed children and minimum 600 aware adults;
- The event ‘Days of the Mountain Tampa Protected Area, 3rd edition";
- 20 volunteers participating in the project actions.
The project was financed by the Partnership Foundation and MOL Romania, through the program Green Spaces, part of ‘Protected Natural Areas’.