• Project Name: Services for monitoring of the conservation status of the species of amphibians and reptiles of Community Interest from Romania
  • Implementation: 2012.06.26 – 2015.04.25
  • Total Budget: 716597.24 euro
  • Financing Programe: Sectoral Operational Program Environment 2007-2013 (Priority Axe 4, SMIS-CSNR 17655) & European Regional Development Fund
  • Leader/Coordinator: Dr. Török Zsolt

The goal of the project was to perform monitoring of the reptiles and amphibians of Community Interest in order to provide field-data for (and to compile) the National Reports on the current ecological status of the studied species. The first reports were submitted in June 2013 to the European Commission.

Dr. Zsolt Csaba TÖRÖK

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Silviu COVALIOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Ion GRIGORAS

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Liliana Paraschiva TÖRÖK

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR

  • Project Name: Estimation of the wintering and breeding population of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) in Romania -CONTRACT 475 – This contract is part of the project ‘Cormorant counts in the Western
    Palearctic’
  • Implementation: 2013
  • Total Budget: 10000 euro
  • Financing Programe: Funded by DG Environment under the European Commission and conducted by the EC project ‘CorMan’ in collaboration with the IUCN/Wetlands International Cormorant Research Group and national organisations.
  • Partner/Coordinator: Dr. Janos Botond Kiss

This project aim was to make a census of the wintering and breeding population of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in Romania in 2013. The results of the census were necessary in order to present the status of the species at national, european and Western Palearctic level.It gives an overview of numbers and distribution. It compiles 2 detailed national reports on breeding numbers, colony sizes, colony distribution and the extent of human intervention in breeding colonies as well as important wintering roosting and feeding sites in Romania .

Dr. Janos Botond KISS

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Alexandru DOROSENCU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Vasile ALEXE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Mihai MARINOV

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ZOONOSES AND EMERGING DISEASES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: “Adaptive Management of Climate-induced Changes of Habitat Diversity in Protected Areas” (HABIT-CHANGE)
  • Implementation: 2010 – 2013
  • Total Budget: 85000 euro
  • Financing Programe: INTERREG IV B CENTRAL EUROPE programme
  • Partner/Coordinator: Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Germany

Climate Change and anthropogenic activities are challenging European habitats and their management. Especially protected areas are confronted with the pressing need to monitor changes, adapt management strategies and consider flexible responses to future developments. HABIT-CHANGE evaluates, enhances and adapts existing management and conservation strategies in protected areas. This way, conservation managers can pro-actively respond to likely influences of climate change which threaten habitat integrity and diversity. HABIT-CHANGE analyses not only the changes of habitats caused by climate change but also focuses on the necessary changes of our habits in conservation management and land use in protected areas. It is built on a stakeholder dialogue about current user known problems in regard to climate change and is geared towards raising awareness on the demand for adaptive management of protected areas. Investigation areas of HABIT-CHANGE cover protected sites from all over Central and Eastern Europe. They are managed as National Parks, Biosphere Reserves or Natural Parks with a focus on wetlands, forests, grasslands or alpine areas. The habitat types of these reserves and their composition seem to be very vulnerable regarding climate change. The direction of future changes in regional climate and their effects on management measures are still unclear. At site-level precipitation as one of the main climatic drivers might de- or increase and shift its seasonality. This will result in different preconditions for the remaining natural habitats and change species composition, especially in water-based ecosystems such as wetlands and rivers but also in forests and natural grasslands.

Dr. Mihai DOROFTEI

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Ec. Raluca BOZAGIEVICI

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Cristina NANU

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Dr. Marian MIERLA

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Silviu COVALIOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Adequate-evaluation study for the the project Elaboration of works for enclosing „ Sulina beach arrangement”
  • Implementation: 2014
  • Total Budget: 30000 euro
  • Financing Programe: Tulcea County Council
  • Leader/Coordinator: Danube Delta National Institute

The present study was elaborated in conformity with MO 19/2010 for the passage of Methodological Guide with regard to the adequate evaluation of potential plans or projects’effects on communitary-interest protected natural areas. The project for carrying out the enclosing works at „Sulina Beach Arrangement” is one for protecting the area already built. Administratively, it is situated within the incorporated area of Sulina town, and geographically, within the Danube Delta, at the south of the Sulina channel’s mouth/discharge into the Black Sea. In this A.E. study, the entire surface of the settlement „Sulina Beach Arrangement” which is aimed to be enclosed and its vecinities is analysed. The cumulated impact of the existent project with the enclosing project which follows to be implemented in the Sulina beach area and which may affect habitats and Natura 2000 sites’ integrity is also analysed. It must be mentioned that numerous studies for the biodiversity component were carried out in the studied area in the last 5 years. The presented data is the study final result and aims at inventorying and assessing the conservation state of the habitats and species in the seahore area. The coast area integrated in the study displays from the Sulina channel’s mouth to Gura Portitei on a length of 80 km and a width of 1000m. In addition, conservation measures are described, which were elaborated in conformity with both the national legislation and by consulting the management plans of certain protected natural areas from outside the country, which contain habitats characteristic to the marine coast and the cordon littoral within their perimetre. The information with concern to the project elaboration was accessed from the documents applied for to Tulcea County Council. In these documents, thre was not found information with regard to the enclosing project’s time period.
In order to elaborate the A.E. study, the following documents were employed: D.D.B.R. managment plan; standard forms Natura 2000 and SPA; relevant information supplied by peers from Bucuresti University and „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iasi; plans, maps, materials dealing with the area’s geology, hydrology and ecology from D.D.N.I. archives; the report with regard to the environmental state within D.D.B.R, as well as the plans concerning the land use. The update and check of the information from the above mentioned sources was carried out by field studies.
The investment project is called Elaboration of works for enclosing “Sulina beach arrangement”, owned by Sc. A.S.P.L. Sulina S.R.L.. Its objective is to develop the beach area’s tourist infrastructure in order to provide services to the target public. The necessity to enclose the forementioned objective is justified by the limitation of unauthorized persons and animal access. The scheduled objective is the enclosure of the constructed premises with stall moduli. This investment project will be approximately 1100 m long and 1.3 m high. The construction works with regard to the project implementation will be manually carried out. The materials of which it will be built on the west, north and east sides will be bordered-net panels fixed/shielded on wooden poles/pylons/pilots directly stayed in the ground, without concrete cribs. On the southern side, the enclosing fence will be manufactured of willow, reed or scrubs characteristic to the area. Its purpose is to ensure the enclosure of the „Sulina beach arrangement”premises built with stall type moduli.

Dr. Mihai DOROFTEI

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Marian MIERLA

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Florentina SELA

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Vasile ALEXE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Cristian TRIFANOV

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Eugenia MARIN

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Gabriel G. LUPU

“DANUBE DELTA” TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

  • Project Name: „Evaluation study for Corbu, Vadu, Portița, Sf. Gheorghe and Sulina coastal areas to regulate toristic activities in relation with conservation of species and habitats” 
  • Implementation: 2016 – 2017
  • Total Budget: 30000 euro
  • Financing Programe: Tulcea County Council
  • Leader/Coordinator: Danube Delta National Institute

The previous research projects, regarding biodiversity conservation, in relation with touristic activities and their impacts on coastal areas and thematic maps elaboration by G.I.S. technics as well, represents an important base of information for future evaluation studies and recommendation on sustainable exploitation. Thus, the proposed actions and management measures for touristic activities regulation in beach arrangements and wild beach areas from Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) must be in accordance with the significant development of Natura 2000 ROSCI0065 Danube Delta site in coastal areas. Another aspect that must be previsioned is the long-term maintenance of a favorable conservation status for natural habitats and species of conservation interest with regards to ongoing legislation by designing a national model for sustainable management of coastal areas, within a Natura 2000 site. From this perspective, the study includes the following information: conservation and maintaining of the biodiversity favorable status within Natura 2000 ROSCI0065 Danube Delta site and conception of a data base that can enhance the importance of biodiversity at regional, national and international level. The regulation, monitoring and control of activities conducted in beach arrangements and wild beach areas from ROSCI0065 Danube Delta and promotion of activities with low impact on biodiversity of protected area. The study will assist the elaboration of measures regarding conservation of species and habitats from coastal areas and regulation of touristic activities developed in DDBR, coastal areas.

Dr. Mihai DOROFTEI

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Gabriel LUPU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Marian MIERLA

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Silviu COVALIOV

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY DEPARTMENT

Cristian TRIFANOV

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT

Vasile ALEXE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

  • Project Name: Innovative Instruments for Environmental Analysis in North Western Black Sea Basin (Black sea e-eye)
  • Implementation: 2013 – 2015
  • Total Budget: 124107.48  euro
  • Financing Programe: BSB – JOP / MDRAP
  • Partner/Coordinator: Dr. Ion Navodaru

Supporting the development of durable environmental policies by deploying innovative research initiatives focused on the analysis, monitoring and investigation of physical-chemical and biological parameters of surface aquatic systems in North Western Black Sea Basin.

Dr. Eng. Ion NĂVODARU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTME

Dr. Alexandru DOROSENCU

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Liliana TEODOROF

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Orhan IBRAM

LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH BASES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Aurel NĂSTASE

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Ec. Raluca BOZAGIEVICI

DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER

Eugenia MARIN

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

Dr. Eng. Ion GRIGORAS

INFORMATIC SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS DEPARTMENT