Congratulations to Barbara and Christoph Promberger from the Romanian Foundation Conservation Carpathia. This year, they received the BAMBI media prize for their nature conservation work in the Făgăraş Mountains in Romania. They are working tirelessly to establish a national park there.
A BAMBI for the Prombergers
After a four-year break, the BAMBI is back. Germany’s renowned media award was presented this year at a grand gala in Munich in mid-November. Since 1948, the BAMBI has honored personalities who have made a special impact on Germany, achieved outstanding things and are role models for the people of our country. This year, the award was presented in twelve categories. One of them was called “Our World” and in this category the golden fawn went to Barbara and Christoph Promberger from the Romanian Foundation Conservation Carpathia.
The Prombergers have been important partners of FZS for years, and we currently support their foundation’s commitment with a good 100,000 euros a year, as the two wildlife biologists are committed to a very ambitious nature conservation project: they are working tirelessly to create a national park in the Făgăraş Mountains in Romania. If it becomes a reality, it would be one of the largest national parks in Europe.
To this end, the Prombergers and their foundation buy forests in the Carpathians to protect them from illegal logging and poaching. More than 250 square kilometers have been protected to date and some are being reforested. A further 300 square kilometers are monitored by the foundation’s rangers.
“The BAMBI gives us the motivation to press ahead with our nature conservation project, and we hope that the project will inspire many people to get involved in protecting forests,” says a delighted Christoph Promberger.