Delta Dunarii

Source: DDBRA Tulcea Romania

The Coordination Unit from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority organizes, between the 4th and the 8th of October 2010, the second meeting of the Management Body of the Initiative.

 

Delta Dunarii 2

Source: Editor Ukraina

Onother very important news in the Danube Delta. This text provides an introduction to the complete message.. Read more.

Delta Dunarii 2

Source: Editor Ukraina

Just onother very important news in the Danube Delta. This text provides an introduction to the complete message.. Read more.

Delta Dunarii 2

Source: DDBRA

In mid-February, representatives from Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Ukraine met in Tulcea to approve the basic documents of the BlackSeaWet Initiative.

Delta Dunarii 2

Source: Editor Bulgaria

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 Wetlands cannot simply be described as just land or just water. They can actually be both at the same time, or seasonally aquatic, or terrestrial. According to Wetlands International, wetlands are:

“Areas on which water covers the soil or if water is present either at or near the surface of that soil. Water can also be present within the root zone, all year or just during various periods of time of the year.” 

 

 

All wetlands have two characteristics in common: water or ice and earth. For Wetlands International the most important common feature is their importance for nature and mankind. No other type of ecosystem is as important to millions of migratory birds, fish, amphibians, insects, plants and trees.

Furthermore, no other type of area is so important to mankind. It is Wetlands International’s mission to preserve the 6% of the planet’s surface that are designated as wetlands.

 

Value of Wetlands

In every country and climatic zone, from the polar regions to the tropics, wetlands provide the basis for human survival  and development. Wetlands include inland rivers, lakes and peatswamps, coastal lagoons, estuaries and reefs and human-made wetlands such as rice-fields. People and wetlands are interdependent: wetlands provide food and water, control floods, stabilise shorelines, mitigate climate change and are home to a wide range of biodiversity.

Despite their overwhelming values, wetlands are the most highly threatened ecosystems on the planet. Demand for their services is likely to intensify as human populations increase and development accelerates.