Măcin Mountains. Photo credits: ©Cristina Ion

Give the same rights to mountains! Contesting the exclusion of the Măcin Mountains, in Romania

By Ioan Surdu, Viorel Gligor, and Alexandru-Sabin Nicula*, researchers at CE-MONT, INCE and the Romanian Academy.

Context of the issue at hand

As mountainologists, we have often had the opportunity to interact with policy- and decision makers on different topics related to sensitive subjects on the correct perception of the mountain area or the mountain demarcation method compared to the geographic contiguity zone. There were also heated debates on the subject of EU regulations and the legislative framework that form the base of mountain policies, sometimes contradicting published specialist research.