High Nature Value Landscapes
ADEPT is focussing its work in the Târnava Mare area, in southern Transylvania, in Romania, in the triangle between the historic cities of Sibiu, Sighişoara and Braşov - see map below.
85.000 ha of particularly rich landscape lie at the heart of the Saxon Villages area.
This is one of the most extensive flower-rich grasslands remaining in lowland Europe, essentially unchanged for hundreds of years, in which low intensity agriculture coexists with an abundance of flora and fauna. This is one of Europe’s last medieval landscapes - forested ridges and gullies, pasture and hay meadows on gentler slopes and terraces, and arable land and smaller meadows on the flat valley bottoms near villages.
The Târnava Mare area and its communities now have recognition, support and protection as a Natura 2000 site.