WILDERNESS is disappearing worldwide at an alarming rate. Originally, wild forests covered most of the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, but are now becoming an increasingly scarce resource on our planet. The Carpathians are one of Europes last untamed ancient areas.
IN Europe, almost all the forests have been cut down or are heavily exploited. Less than 2% of the continents surface is still in its original state while over 98% has been changed dramatically by humans.
THE Carpathian Mountains are a range of mountains stretching over 209,000 km² across Central and Eastern Europe. The area extends 1,500 km across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia.