Strengthening Romania’s Protected Area System by Demonstrating Best Practices for Management of Small Protected Areas: Conservation attitudes in the communities neighbouring the Măcin Mountains National Park

March, 2009 to June, 2009

The objective of this report is to assess perceptions and conservation attitudes of the people living in the area adjacent to the MMNP and identify the factors underlying them. This report serves as a baseline study that can be utilized to track the relationship of MMNP with its neighbouring communities. Another area assessed, in which this research represents a pioneering attempt, is the perception of the Consultative Committee by the inhabitants of the MMNP’s peripheral area.