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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

App enabling Romanians to track timber transports reaches 60,000 users

The Forest Inspector (Inspectorul Padurii) app, which the Ministry of Environment launched in July last year, has reached 60,000 users, the Ministry announced in an activity report released last week, before the new minister took over.

Moreover, the users accessed the app some one million times in this period.

Illegal logging is a major problem in Romania. Last summer, the Environment Ministry led by former minister Cristina Pasca Palmer, launched the mobile app called Inspectorul Padurii, which allowed citizens to track timber transports.

Via this app, the users can determine if a timber transport is legal or not, and alert the authorities if it’s the case. Inspectorul Padurii offers users data about the volume of timber transported, the type of wood, and the species.

“Inspectorul Padurii app was developed during this mandate to improve a previous app called Radarul Padurii. Through this app, which can be downloaded for free on the mobile phone, we wanted to give every citizen concerned about the situation of forests in our country the opportunity to engage more actively and directly in monitoring the wood transports and detect the illegal ones,” reads the report.

Environment minister Cristina Pasca Palmer ended her term this week. The new minister is Daniel Constantin, the co-president of the Liberal Democratic Alliance (ALDE), the party that formed a majority in Romania’s new Parliament, together with the big winner of the parliamentary elections – the Social Democratic Party (PSD). Constantin also holds the second deputy prime minister position in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Romania wants to include virgin forests on UNESCO World Heritage list

Illegal logging in Romania: almost 1,000 criminal files opened in August and September

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

App enabling Romanians to track timber transports reaches 60,000 users

The Forest Inspector (Inspectorul Padurii) app, which the Ministry of Environment launched in July last year, has reached 60,000 users, the Ministry announced in an activity report released last week, before the new minister took over.

Moreover, the users accessed the app some one million times in this period.

Illegal logging is a major problem in Romania. Last summer, the Environment Ministry led by former minister Cristina Pasca Palmer, launched the mobile app called Inspectorul Padurii, which allowed citizens to track timber transports.

Via this app, the users can determine if a timber transport is legal or not, and alert the authorities if it’s the case. Inspectorul Padurii offers users data about the volume of timber transported, the type of wood, and the species.

“Inspectorul Padurii app was developed during this mandate to improve a previous app called Radarul Padurii. Through this app, which can be downloaded for free on the mobile phone, we wanted to give every citizen concerned about the situation of forests in our country the opportunity to engage more actively and directly in monitoring the wood transports and detect the illegal ones,” reads the report.

Environment minister Cristina Pasca Palmer ended her term this week. The new minister is Daniel Constantin, the co-president of the Liberal Democratic Alliance (ALDE), the party that formed a majority in Romania’s new Parliament, together with the big winner of the parliamentary elections – the Social Democratic Party (PSD). Constantin also holds the second deputy prime minister position in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Romania wants to include virgin forests on UNESCO World Heritage list

Illegal logging in Romania: almost 1,000 criminal files opened in August and September

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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