EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

The Legal Status of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation

Florica Brasoveanu


In recent years the world has become aware that natural resources are not inexhaustible, that many species are threatened with extinction and that is is necessary to strive for judicious use of natural resources to fulfill the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs (principle of sustainable development). To conserve species and habitats protected areas have been established worldwide. The protected area is a geographically defined area, with rare natural elements and / or endangered species, regulated and managed in order to achieve specific conservation objectives. Although ranked Europe's second in size (after the Volga River) and the 20th in the world, because of the rich landscape and wildlife, with the birds ranked most important, the Danube Delta has a very special interest scientifically as it is a natural laboratory of forming delta, tourism and economic ecosystems, through its renewable natural resources of which the most important resources are living aquatic resources.


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