Old Danube - Macin Arm

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Old Danube - Macin Arm

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  • Area: 
    26,792 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    44°59'N 28°09'E
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Old Danube-Macin Arm (Dunarea Veche-Bratul Macin). 02/20/2013; Braila, Tulcea, Constanta Counties; 26,792 ha; 44°5901N 028°0914E. Nature Reserve; SAC; SCI. The site is part of the Danube meadow and is situated in an important migration corridor, providing breeding, resting and feeding shelter for many IUCN Red Listed bird species. The landscape is characterized by lakes between sand dunes, marshes, shrub wetlands, fishponds, islands, canals and drainage channels all very rich in biodiversity. The site is also important for conservation of tree galleries of Populus alba and Salix alba. Some of the factors adversely affecting its ecological status are drainages, wind turbines, urbanization, grazing, hunting and poaching. In terms of ecosystem services, the site plays a very important hydrological regulatory role in reducing the effects of the Danube floods. Within the site the most important human activities are agriculture, forestry and fishing. Ramsar Site no. 2116. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Braila, Tulcea and Constanta counties

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve - Lacul Traian (Traian Lake)
    • Nature Reserve - Magurele
    • Nature Reserve - Peceneaga
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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