Progress assessment on selected topics
At this time 5 LIFE+ projects for Nature Conservation are implemented in Romania and others have been completed or been submitted. All these projects are related to species/habitats from Natura 2000 sites.
Also, Romania started to apply agro-environment measures for 3 bird species: Red-footed Falcon, Red-Backed Shrike and Corncrake. Other agro-environment measures were developed for 2 bird species: Red-breasted Goose and Lesser-spotted Eagle and accepted by the Ministry of Agriculture. Special support is being targeted to HNV farming.
Since 2007, more than 8000 wind turbines have been proposed to be developed in Romania, 5000 of these in the Dobrogea region (~ 500 turbines built), 15% of them are inside Natura 2000 and around 50 % are in the vicinities. Wind energy in Dobrogea is chaotically developed, without any Strategic Environmental Assessment at regional or national level. Each individual project has a very low quality environmental impact assessment. These aspects are affecting protected species and their habitats/priority habitats.