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  Danube Delta: A lost paradise
The Danube Delta is a genuine fauna paradise.
The aquatic avifauna in the Danube Delta is made up of one nucleus of old species, properly adapted to the aquatic medium, and of accessory and mixed species.
Ring doves sparrows, swallows, storks martins are present in the villages of the Danube Delta, nearby households.
library.thinkquest.org /C007799/fauna.html   (587 words)

  Danube Delta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Danube Delta (Delta Dunării in Romanian), split between Tulcea County of Romania and Odessa Oblast of Ukraine, is the largest and best preserved of European deltas, with an area of 3446 km², after the Volga Delta.
Near Tulcea, the Danube is divided in three river branches before it flows into the Sea: Chilia, Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe (Saint George), but many other channels split the Delta into areas with reed, marshes and forests, some of which are flooded during the spring and autumn.
The Treaty of Paris of 1856 which ended the Crimean War, Danube Delta together with two districts of Southern Bessarabia was included in the Principality of Moldavia and was established an international commission which made a series of works to help navigation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danube_Delta   (568 words)

 Danube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The German tradition of landscape painting, the Danube school, was developed in the Danube valley in the 16th century.
Downstream from the Freudenau Locks in Vienna, canalization of the Danube was limited to the Gabčíkovo dam and locks near Bratislava and the two double Iron Gate locks in the border stretch of the Danube between Serbia and Romania.
The Danube connects with the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal at Kelheim, and with the Wiener Donaukanal in Vienna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Danube   (1834 words)

 Danube - MSN Encarta
Danube (ancient Danubius, and in the lower part of its course, Ister; German Donau; Slovak Dunaj; Hungarian Duna; Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian Dunav; Romanian Dunărea; Ukrainian Dunay), second longest river in Europe, and one of the principal transportation arteries on the continent.
The delta of the Danube is a region of desolate marshes and swamps, broken by tree-covered elevations.
The Danube is navigable by ocean vessels to Brăila, Romania, and by river craft as far as Ulm in Germany, a distance of 2,600 km (1,600 mi).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553799/Danube.html   (872 words)

 Danube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Danube River was known to the Greeks as the Ister River, and Herodotus called it "the greatest of rivers".
The major distributaries of the Danube consist of three major channels, the St. George to the south, the Sulina in the middle, and the Kilia to the north (Almazov et al., 1963) [06-i01].
Predominant in the delta plain are roseau cane (marsh cane, Phragmites) marshes and freshwater lakes.
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/EUROPEAN/Danube/danube.htm   (1460 words)

 Danube Delta - Official Travel and Tourism Information
The Danube Delta is home to more than 300 migratory and permanent bird species; 160 kinds of fish that include caviar-bearing sturgeon and 800 plant families.
The Danube delta lies on the coast of the Black Sea in the eastern part of Romania, in Tulcea County, and encompasses the area between the branch rivers Chilia, Sulina and Sfintu Gheorghe, the former creating the boundary between Romania and the Ukraine.
Scientists have divided the delta into three types of areas: those in which controlled fishing and hunting are permitted; those in which tourism may be carefully developed; and those that are completely off-limits to all but the scientists studying them.
www.romaniatourism.com /delta.html   (1690 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Danube Delta was designated a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 1991, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991 and internationally recognised as a Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme in 1992.
Within the 'Delta' biosphere reserve (covering some 679,222ha) 18,145ha are included in a separate biosphere designation (the core zone covers two-thirds of the area, the peripheral areas forming the buffer zone) and 43,790ha in seven nature reserves (two of which overlap with the biosphere reserve).
A report 'The conservation situation in the Danube Delta, Rumania during the period 1963-1969', recommending a long-term conservation plan, resulted from a second visit (the first was in 1963) to the Delta in June/July 1969 by a consultant on behalf of IUCN, WWF, ICBP and IWRB (Curry-Lindahl, 1969).
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/danubed.html   (4970 words)

 About Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is Europe'w largest wetlands reserve, covering 2,681 square kilometers (1,676 square miles), with a sprawling, watery wilderness that stretches from the Ulkrainian border to a series of lakes north of the Black Sea resorts.
The Danube Delta lies at the crossing of the parallel 45° northern latitude with the meridian 29° eastern longitude.
The fame of the Delta is made by the sturgeons (beluga, common sturgeon, sevruga, sterlet), grey mullets (in four species of the Mugil genus), the mackerels (Alosa pontica).
www.turismdelta.ro /info.htm   (1304 words)

The Danube Delta region is the largest wetland from the entire Europe (580,000 ha), situated in the S-E of Romania and at N-W of the Black Sea, encompass between North latitude 44°30' and 45°30' and East longitude 28°40' and 29°50'.
Fish farming was introduced in the Danube Delta in 1961, by diking the wetlands and has reached 49,000 hectares in 1990.
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority is authorized by law to lease fishing zones and to implement the fish regulation, to monitor, survey and control.
srdis.ciesin.org /cases/romania-002.html   (1850 words)

 Danube Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The river, which is 2,860 km long (apart from the delta), and whose water is gathered from its about 120 tributaries, meanders through the widening riverbed, while the Black Sea waves block the sediments brought by the old "Danubius" from far away depositing this rich earth at the mouth of the river.
The Danube Delta is an exotic place, hosting more than 1,200 species of trees and plants, 300 species of birds - with unique pelicans' colonies, 150 fish species, such as the Danube herring and the sturgeon.
The Delta is an alluvial plane in formation, a land where life is always revived from the beginning in a fantastic interaction between the Danube and the sea.
www.univ-ovidius.ro /17-ESCAMPIG-2004/danube_delta.html   (381 words)

 Danube Delta
The Danube Delta comprises a vast complex of reed beds, willow forest, and wetland, crossed by an intricate network of channels.
The life style of the delta's residents is also fascinating to see, with waterborne transport the only viable way of getting around and fishing the predominant source of income.
The Sinoe-Razelm lake complex lies to the south of the Danube Delta.
www.villaphiladelphia.com /Danube_Delta.htm   (1497 words)

 GORP - Outdoor Romania - Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is a huge (almost 2,000 square miles), spread of water, reed and sun where the 1,177 mile long Danube meets the Black Sea, in the southeast part of Romania.
Tulcea is the gate of the Delta and the administrative center of the county.
The Danube Delta was a natural shelter at the border of two Empires: the Russian and the Ottoman.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/europe/romania/danube.htm   (1081 words)

 Atlantic Tour - Romania, Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is known as the European paradise of birds.
The banks of the exotic Delta are guarded by swamp plants, white and yellow lilies, flouting islands of plaur and secular weeping willows, dark poplars and forests of oaks covered with climbing plants, creating the impression of a jungle.
From Danube Delta 's surface of 434.000 hectares almost 300.000 hectares is covered with reeds, representing the largest area of this kind known in the world.
www.atlantic.ro /site_atlantic_nou/what_danube_delta.php   (485 words)

 Romania - Danube Delta
The flora and fauna of the delta is non-equaled in Europe, and in the delta's villages live around 15.000 people of several nationalities, languages, religions and cultures, with only one thing in common - their daily life and outcome from the Delta.
The story behind the Danube Delta is less idyllic, and the fight about the river and the delta goes hundreds of years back.
Duty-free sailing on the river and control of the delta was, as early as 1616 granted to Austria by Turkey.
worldheritage.heindorffhus.dk /frame-RomaniaDanube.htm   (523 words)

 Danube Delta: Romania and Ukraine
During the project's identification, the scope of the project was amended to provide parallel support to the Danube Plavny Reserve Authority (DPA) in Ukraine, to raise the level of national and international interest in the protection and management of the Ukrainian part of the delta.
Danube Delta wetlands provide critical wintering and feeding habitat for over a million waterbirds migrating through the northwest shelf of the Black Sea along various Eurasian-African flyways.
This development undermined the relationship between Delta communities and DDBRA field staff who were obliged to try to enforce an inappropriate and unwelcome law, and resulted in uncontrolled and excessive use of Delta fish resources.
www.tbpa.net /case_11.htm   (946 words)

 Danube Delta - Romania
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve stretches out on a total area of 5 800 km2 having the terrestrial limits of the reserve marked by the junction between the Dobrogea hills and the wetlands of the river system.
Enforcement of the Law no. 82/1993 established the DDBR as a special administrative regime for conservation and protection of biological diversity in the natural ecosystems of this territory and to develop human settlements and organize economic activities as well in accordance with the sustainability of the ecosystem.
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is one of the 11 pilot site selected throughout Europe having the common environmental issues: EROSION.
www.eurosion.org /shoreline/44danubedelta.html   (462 words)

 Romania: The Fragile Danube Delta is Under Increasing Threat | Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle | 22.08.2006
The jumping off place for the Danube Delta is the city of Tulcea, with a population of some 92,000.
She says the Danube Delta is a very important tourism resource for Romania and will be developed in the future.
To her, the Danube Delta is one of Romania's natural treasures, one of the few places left in Europe where one lose oneself in the pure majesty of the natural world.
www.dw-world.de /popups/popup_printcontent/0,,2143418,00.html   (1053 words)

 Danube Delta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The extraordinarily rich biodiversity of the Danube Delta is due to the fact that the reed-beds are largely intact and unaffected by human activity.
The Delta holds huge numbers of Anatidae in the winter with counts of 200000 white-fronted goose Anser albifrons, up to 10-15 lesser white-fronted goose A. erythropus, 30000 red-breasted goose Branta ruficollis a globally threatened species with almost 85% of the world wintering population present here.
The Delta is the meeting point of Palaearctic and Mediterranean biogeographic zones and represents an unique dynamic wetland ecosystem in Europe (the second largest delta) containing a rich biodiversity of wetland habitats.
www.avestours.ro /danube_delta/dat/info.htm   (1424 words)

 Danube Delta Romania fishing hunting birdwatching
Danube Delta has been formed starting from the Upper Pleistocene and has evolute in connection with the three Danubian arms: Sfantu Gheorghe (the oldest, from the South, 126 km), Sulina (80 km) and Chilia (the newest, from the North, 116 km).
Named Istratos by the Greeks and Danubius by the Romans, the river carries every year between 75 and 85 million of tons of alluvia by means of its water volume of approximately 6,000 mc/s, thus increasing the surface of the Delta.
As a young region in full process of consolidation, the Danube Delta represents a very favorable place for the development of a flora and fauna unique in Europe with numerous rare species.
www.contur.ro /ENG/danubedelta.html   (586 words)

The Ministry insisted on pursuing a variant which passes through an the Bystroye Estuary of the Danube Delta, which is located within the specially protected area of the Danube Biosphere Reserve.
Changes in hidrological regime of Kilian Delta of Danube will lead to speeded euthrophication of the inner water ponds, disappearance of small estuaries, general turning of wetlands into meadows.
The livelihoods in the area near the mouth of the Danube are based mainly on fishery.
www.proact-campaigns.net /danube_delta/index.html   (1147 words)

 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Danube River Delta (159)
The Danube River Delta is one of the largest river deltas in Eastern Eurasia.
Fish species endemic to the lower Danube basin are a loach and the critically endangered Asprete perch.
Pollution, damming, and drainage of wetlands disrupt the fragile ecology of the delta.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/g200/g159.html   (524 words)

 Danube Delta: A lost paradise
The Danube Delta is the space between the three river's arms: Chilia, Sulina and Sfantul Gheorghe, together with the Razim-Sinoe lagunar system.
Common achievement of the Danube and the Black Sea, the Danube Delta is a "raw", still developing landscape, a true "livre natural laboratory" were an exceptional dynamics is taking place at the level of all its natural components.
From a morphohydrographic standpoint the Danube Delta is characterized by the bank ridges or dry land which occupy roughly 13-16% of the total area and the zones temporarily or permanently covered by water (including the Danube arms, the rivulets, canals, lakes, swamps) which represent an overwhelming proportion of the total area.
library.thinkquest.org /C007799   (378 words)

 WHOI : Oceanus : The Once and Future Danube River Delta
The history of the 6,000-year-old river delta is written in the sand and soil buried beneath the wetlands.
The Danube Delta is also a great place for a geologist to study how the coast stretches, contracts, and undulates with time and human interference.
The traditional understanding of deltas holds that the river carries all the mud and sand deposited at the river mouth.
www.whoi.edu /oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=5470   (1209 words)

 The Danube ~ Danube Lands / Romania
In the forest of reeds along the river and in the delta, the great white heron and many other species of bird make their nests, while the rugged mountains are home to bears and wolves.
The delta is an area of 4,500 square kilometers (1,737 sq.mi.) of which Romania has the lion's share.
Fishermen familiar with the delta can guide visitors through the tranquil labyrinth of meandering branches of the river, canals, and lakes aboard paddle boats and an increasing number of firms offer Danube delta holidays aboard floating hotels.
www.danube-river.org /en_donau-r-view.html   (351 words)

 Danube Delta & Tulcea | Travel To Romania
The largest town closest to the Danube Delta and serving as a hub and entry point for it is Tulcea.
Tulcea and the Danube Delta are located in Tulcea county, Dobrogea, Romania, in the easternmost part of the country, 120 km north of the biggest city in Dobrogea, Constanta and 270 km northeast of Bucharest, just south of the border with Ukraine.
The Danube Delta is home to more than 300 species of birds, 50 freshwater fish species and no less than 1200 varieties of plants.
www.traveltoromania.com /destinations/dobrogea/danubedelta   (543 words)

 Romanians Warn of Danube Delta Ecological Disaster
The Danube Delta is world famous for richness and variety of its wildlife.
As for the Danube Delta, Romania, which holds 80 percent of the area, has asked Ukraine to halt building the Bystroe canal until international experts have had a chance to assess its environmental effect.
The northern branch of the Danube was formerly used for navigation, the central branch - Bystroe - cuts straight through the core zone of the Biosphere Reserve and Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, the southern branch marks the border with Romania.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/sep2004/2004-09-28-02.asp   (1208 words)

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