Each member of the NOAH team loves nature.
Everythig from hiking to tracking and mountain biking attracts us. We have encountered countless areas affected by wasteful handling of waste and we believe that here is the place where we must intervene as a team. The NOAH team is committed to initiating monthly a greening activity in Romania's mountain areas. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer and want to know more about this project, please contact us.
NOW THE BIG QUESTION: IS IT OK TO BUY RARE EXOTIC WOOD?
IN A PERFECT WORLD: NO, IN THE REAL ONE: YES.
If we stopped buying exotic woods, they would become no more valuable than any other tree.
Generally that means uses like firewood, or just complete devastation through slash and burn agriculture would be more lucrative for the locals. Teaching locals that trees have monetary value helps them become conservationists, or at a minimum keeps certain trees on an international watch list which can block export of certain species to try to prevent wholesale destruction. This is probably the only reason certain trees are not extinct today.
Without a financial value, there is little or no motivation to protect trees. If you are concerned about the environment, we invite you to plant a tree where you live but not only that. The process doesn’t stop there. You have to watch over it. Or give to organizations such as OneTreePlante, Trees of the Future or Maimultverde, which plant milions of trees every year.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY
As we know you care about yours. Our is Romania. It's what we call home and it is considered the green heart of Europe. We want it to stay that way.