In Vama Buzaului commune has been recently opened the natural reserve ?The Aurochs Valley?, a project initiated by Brasov County Council in partnership with Prejmer and Vama Buzaului municipalities and the county?s Agency of Sustainable Development. By its uniqueness, the reserve is meant to give an impetus to the development of local tourism.
The chronicles show that the European auroch lived since the most ancient times in Moldova, Wallachia and Transylvania. The area toponymy still conserves the auroch name. The initiative to repopulate the local landscape with aurochs herds was first expressed 46 years ago.
Extending the Reserve
According to the mayor Tiberiu Nicolae Chirilas, ?the lack of pollution sources of pollution gives the area the advantages necessary to develop the eco-tourism and conserve the local ecosystem. The complexity and quality of the touring offer is complemented by outstanding historical monuments, recognized as cultural inheritance, and by still preserved traditions. ?Aurochs Valley? Natural Reserve project will attract tourists and give a boost to the regional development. In the future we intend to extend the reserve on 80 hectares of forest to support the aurochs? reinsertion in the wild natural environment?.
The region is considered the main development area of the eco and agro-tourism of the county. In the future, the mayor plans to create facilities for leisure, observation points and include the aurochs? reserve into the European natural reserves? network.