Landgrabbing

German

Cinderella’s Gypsum Dress

Cinderella—this is how speleologists refer to Emil Racoviță cave in Moldova due to its authentic beauty hidden from view behind a muddy outlook. Today this protected natural phenomenon has been stripped of its beauty by a German extraction corporation. And for their part, the Moldovan authorities seem unable and/or unwilling to preserve it.

By Lucia Tăut