The Danube Delta

At the crossroads with the Black Sea, for more than 10.000 years, The Danube Delta forms one of the most beautiful deltas in Europe and in the world. It is also known as one of the most important wetlands on the planet. In addition to the large number of aquatic and terrestrial plants, Delta hosts a large number of pelicans and cormorants and other birds that come here to nestle or winter.

In the Danube Delta there are fish species with high economic and ecological importance. Therefore, Delta is a true museum of biodiversity, a natural gene bank. Because of this, since ancient times, people were attracted to this area being an exploitable one.

But, as always, human influence on nature is not so good, because the over exploitation of resources was wanted and the development with a base in economic activities, was unsuitable for the delta system. All this led to the disruption of the natural balance by the disappearance of natural areas, fish and other species.

In 1990, the Government declared the Danube Delta a natural reserve of biosphere. Also in 1990 was included on the UNESCO list. This action is one against the destructive effects of human activities, this habitat being very important for every country and for all mankind.

Despite the importance and vulnerability of the wetland ecosystem, Ukraine has proposed to develop Black Sea Canal Bistro. Romania and the European Union protested the building, which violates numerous provisions of international conventions on environmental protection.

Visiting the Danube, with its area of 5800 km2, is the youngest area, formed 13,000 years ago, you can browse three of its thousands of channels and lakes. Delta is the third largest wet land in the world.

The most pleasant way to visit the Delta is by boat. You can take a quick walk from Tulcea to the Black Sea on one of the main channels. The oldest route continues to be Sulina, which connects Tulcea with the very old port with the same name.

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