Posts with tag: Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve

  • Deep freeze: the Danube Delta presents a winter wonderland (Blog)

    7. February 2017

    This year the Danube Delta region experienced one of the harshest winters on record. Temperatures plummeted to -20°C, encasing landscapes in a thick coat of frozen water. Răzvan Crimschi, the Rewilding Officer of our Danube Delta team, lives in the Romanian village of Sfântu Gheorghe. Here he shares with us the experience of life in …

  • New Tauros breeding site opened in the Danube Delta, Romania (News)

    22. October 2015

    On Friday 16th October, the arrival of a herd of bovines to the Danube Delta rewilding area marked the launch of the third breeding site of the Tauros Programme. After a complex logistical operation and a very long barge cruise down the Danube River, the animals arrived safely at the breeding site location, receiving a …

  • Team Leader Profiles: Alexandra Panait – Danube Delta (Blog)

    15. July 2015

    When speaking to Alexandra about the rewilding of the Danube Delta region in her home country of Romania, it soon becomes clear that, to her, this is more than just an ecological debate. It is a grand vision of a more positive, collaborative, and mutually beneficial relationship between a land and its people. Instilling a …

  • (Re) visiting the beavers’ lodge – Through the eyes of rewilding volunteers (Blog)

    12. June 2015

    Danube Delta rewilding area, a biosphere reserve and UNESCO heritage site from 1992, is presented in this blog through the eyes of volunteers monitoring the beavers from Parcheș village. Beaver monitoring is a part of the initiative here set up by Rewilding Europe, together with WWF Romania.   The light falls in a certain way. …

  • The beaver is again breeding in the Danube Delta, after 200 years (News)

    3. June 2014

    The first video footage from a trap camera monitoring setup, has confirmed that beavers are again breeding in the Danube Delta in Romania, after an absence of almost 200 years. See here the video clip how the beaver is repairing his den. The European beaver (Castor fiber), currently a strictly protected species in Romania, had …

  • Better protection for the Danube Delta and more nature-linked enterprise (News)

    23. January 2013

    The Scientific Council of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority has confirmed the findings of a recent study that suggests potential resizing of the strictly protected areas in the Danube Delta. The study was commissioned by Danube Parks (danubeparks.org) with the subsequent amendment of existing legislation to establish new borders of some protected areas expected …

  • Visit the area (Page)

    30. March 2014

    The Danube Delta covers over 500,000 ha of intact river dynamics, unexploited coastline (shaped by the Danube River and the Black Sea), wide horizons and large-scale landscapes without significant infrastructure. It hosts millions of nesting and migrating birds, some of them rare or even globally endangered. The unique Letea and Caraorman forests are the only …