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2006-02-08 08:05:00

By Justyna Pawlak BALEA LAC, Romania -- Tucked away in a remote valley in Romania's Carpathian mountains, a tiny ice hotel has opened to try and attract tourists and their cash to the unspoiled forests of some of Europe's greatest wilderness. A refuge for brown bears, wolves, bison, lynx and a wealth of other wildlife and plant species found nowhere else, the region needs money to tackle the poverty that environmentalists say could threaten the mountains. Arnold Klingeis hopes his...

2006-01-04 11:01:16

OSLO (Reuters) - A seven-nation environmental plan to protect the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, hailed by the United Nations as a blueprint for conservation, came into force on Wednesday. The treaty seeks to protect wildlife in the Carpathians from Romania to the Czech Republic, preserve the cultures of about 18 million people in the region and promote forestry, mining and tourism without spoiling the environment. "The Carpathian region contains Europe's greatest reserve...


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2008-05-21 11:28:25

The Bukovina Sheepdog is a rustic sheepdog which originated in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. Romanian Shepherds used the breed to guard and protect their herds. There are three types of Bukovina Sheepdog: the Mioritic, Carpatin, and Ciobănesc de Bucovina. The body of the Bukovina is large and muscular with a large chest and a strong neck. It has a massive head and a wide skull with a well proportioned muzzle. The Bukovina Sheepdog has almond-shaped, slanted eyes which are usually...

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