Building a partnership for nature conservation and tourism in Romania


  • implement rural development and nature conservation policies through ecotourism in the Retezat-Hateg area; Călimani-Vatra Dornei area and Danube Delta;
  • implement the Ecotourism Certification System;
  • promote Romania as an international ecotourism destination;
  • raise awareness and lobby for ecotourism at the national level;
  • run a Small Grant Programme;
  • run training courses.


Duration: October 2005 – December 2007
Budget: 110.000 € (70.000 euro, funds for the Small Grant Programme run through the Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation) the equivalent of 200.000 € (funds run directly by USAID for the activities of the project)
Funding sources: Doen Foundation (The Netherlands) via Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation (Miercurea-Ciuc) USAID-RADP, United States Agency for International Development – Romania Agribusiness Development Program
Coordinator: Andrei Blumer