Economic activities and their impact on the environment in the Măcin mountains National Park
Keywords:National Park, environment, management, natural resources
The Măcin Mountains National Park (PNMM), situated in the northwest of Dobrudja, was constituted through the provisions of Law 5/2000 on the approval for national planning of the national territory. The main economic activities and their impact on the environment are underlined. Among all the natural resources in the Măcin Mountains, the underground ones have been intensely exploited. Hence, the economic activity with the most obvious negative effects on the environment is represented by the exploitation of granite and of quartzites. The national park status requires a limitation of these exploitations and “re-ecologization” measures for the old quarries.