The English version of the Buila-Vanturarita National Park web page - September 2007



Pietei 7, Horezu Town, Valcea County

Tel.: 0250/860.157
Fax: 0250/860.180

Implemented projects

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The Gates of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park: nature and spirituality
project implemented by the Kogayon Association

Implementation period: july 2006 – april 2007
Beneficiaries the Administration of Buila-Vânturariţa NP, local communities, tourists
Financed by Foundation for Partnership Miercurea Ciuc and Association of Ecotourism of România (16.044 lei), Council of Vâlcea County (5.000 lei)
Total value: 35.429 lei
Partners: the Administraţia of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park, The Council of Vâlcea County, Local Council of the Costeşti Commune, the Association of the Horezu Valley, the Ecotourism Agency Econatur Travel Rm. Vâlcea.

  • Arranging and promoting an ecotourist trail in the Buila-Vânturariţa National Park
  • Organising three training sessions in the techniques of ecotourism and agro-tourism for the inhabitants of Costeşti

  • Arranging a tourist trail in the park:
    • Marking 3 sections of the tourist trail in the Park:
    • Trail 1 – blue triangle – the sector Bistriţa – Between Rivers
    • Trail 3 – yellow triangle – the section Pietreni – Târnicior
    • Trail 4 – blue cross – Târnicior Valley – completed
    • Making and erecting 10 indicative arrows
    • Making and erecting 10 informatie boards (3 of 1,5x1 m, and 7 of 60x70 cm)
  • Editing two tourist maps of the trail
  • A promotion campaign of the ecotourist trail:
    • editing and printing 200 posters A2 and 2.000 leaflets in English and Romanian
    • promoting the trail on our website
    • promoting the trail through meetings, press articles, local press articles, TV shows, tourism fairs, workshops etc
    • conceiving a tourist program meant to promote the eco-trail Realizarea unor sesiuni de instruire pentru localnicii din Costeşti în domeniul ecoturismului.
  • Implementing the European Ecologic Network NATURE 2000 on the territory of the National Park Buila-Vânturariţa and elaborating the Management Plan of the Park

    a project implemented by the Kogayon Association

    Period: October 2006 – December 2007

    Beneficiaries the Administration of the National Park Buila-Vânturariţa, local communities, tourists

    Financed by: the Adminstration of the Environmental Fund (80%) and R.N.P. Romsilva (10%)

    Value: 304.500 lei Partners: the Administration of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park


  • The implementation of the European Ecological Network NATURE 2000 in the National Park Buila-Vânturariţa: studies and researches on flora and fauna of the massif, identifying the protected species and the priority habitats, GPS measurements for the delimitation of habitats, realising specialised maps;
  • The elaboration of the Management Plan of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park
  • Setting the basic infrastructure of Buila-Vânturariţa National Park: creating and placing at the access points in the park of several informative boards, marking the park’s borders, organising camping spaces, re-marking tourist trails, repairing refuges and observatories, making a tourist map
  • Cleaning the areas with a high traffic of tourists
  • A campaign of information and acknowledgement on the status of “National Park”, biodiversity conservation and management of the environment
  • Junior Ranger of the National Park Buila-Vânturariţa, member of the Ecological European Network Nature 2000
    a project implemented by Kogayon Association

    Period: February - October 2007
    Beneficiaries: pupils attending the schools in the vicinity of the Park, national park, tourists
    Financed by: The Foundation for Partnership Miercurea Ciuc (15.000 lei)
    Value: 34.450 lei
    Partners: School Inspectorate Vâlcea, the Administration of the Buila-Vânturariţa National Park, the School of Costeşti, the School of Bărbăteşti, the School of Bodeşti, the School of Cheia, the Highschool of Băile Olăneşti

  • Providing the basic knowledge to the pupils from the schools in the vicinity on the conservation of biodiversity, throughout lessons and presentation in the nature and by involving them in practical activities.
  • Transposing the newly acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in drawings and photography, in a contest-exhibition called The Buila-Vânturariţa National Park and the European Ecology Network Nature 2000.
  • Page made by Kogayon Association from
    Environmental Administration Found project

    Page translated by Daniela Sargu & Alan Kerslake