TRENDS IN THE EVOLUTION OF HARVESTING OF NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS IN ROMANIA PUBLISHEDLucian Cioacă, Cristian Mihai Enescu email@example.com
In Romania, the most common non-wood forest products (NWFPs) consist mainly in forest fruits, edible mushrooms, medicinal plants, forest seeds and fauna of hunting interests. According to a recent proposal of a ministerial order aimed at providing the instructions regarding the harvesting and marketing of the non-wood forest products, it is estimated that more than 170 herbaceous, shrub and tree species and approximately 120 species of edible mushrooms are the most common across the country. The aim of this study was to highlight the trends in the evolution of harvesting of the most common non-wood forest products in Romania. The data and information available within the annual reports provided by the National Forest Administration – ROMSILVA, the public authority responsible for forest management (i.e. Ministry of Waters and Forests) and the National Institute of Statistics in the timeframe 2012-2017 were taken into account. In general, the quantities harvested in the case of the forest fruits, edible mushrooms and forest seeds decreased in the considered timeframe, the trend being more pronounced in the case of the forest fruits and forest seeds, due to several reasons, climatic factors being among the ones with the highest impact.
forest fruits, medicinal plants, mushrooms, non-wood forest products
Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering and Geomatics