Gabriel Paun

Protecting Europe‘s last virgin forests

Agent Green Romania

Protecting Europe‘s last virgin forests

Agent Green Romania

Agent Green was founded because the founder, Gabriel Paun, could not sit still and watch Europe’s last vast primary and old-growth forests vanishing. And with them the thousands grey wolves, lynx, bears and other wonderful animals and species of flora. The forests and their inhabitants belong to the last large healthy and functional ecosystems being formed after the last ice age in the temperate climate of Europe.

Gabriel Paun started the organization at a time when chaotic forest retrocession lead to massive illegal logging performed by local companies with the consent of the Romanian authorities in the benefit of greedy multinationals. Agent Green was supposed to start and remain small organization but big in its impact. Its core work is the investigations and exposure no matter who the opponent would be. The idea is to trigger positive change and inspire others to do the same where they are with what they have at their hand.

Gabriel Paun

Intact ecosystems are shelters for rare and endangered species of plants and animals. That is why Agent Green focuses its efforts to protect national parks, natural parks, natural reservations, virgin forests and the Retezat-Godeanu-Ţarcu Intact Forest Landscape. Their main working manner consists of investigating and exposing forest crimes, mobilizing locals and empowering companies to adopt a sustainable production.

Ivo Valkenburg

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