Danubius International Conferences, 5th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Legal Protection of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve

Vasilica Negruț
Last modified: 2015-05-16


The result of research carried out in the international program "the Man and The Biosphere", developed in 1971 by UNESCO, the biosphere reserves are a category of protected natural areas of national and universal interest, whose goals are the protection and preservation of natural habitat areas and specific to biological diversity. Stretched on large areas, their sustainable development can be achieved through the cooperation of States, according to the recommendations set out by the mentioned program. Legal Protection of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, whose universal value has been recognized by the inclusion in 1990 in the international network of biosphere reserves, as well as a wetland of international importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat of birds according to the RAMSAR Convention, in 1991 is ensured by  a set of national and international rules. Analyzed in countless works, the theme continues to show a keen interest, which led to changes in international and national regulations, but also at the level of customary law principles.