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News Romania received the Blue Globe for The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve

The Romanian Delegation present at the 10th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) at Nagoya, Japan, received tuesday 26th October, the Blue Globe for the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, being noteworthy the protection and conservation efforts of this Ramsar site wich belongs to  the World Cultural Heritage.

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Sursă Ministry of Environment - Communication Directorate
Data de publicare 30/10/2010
Contributor Dorin Pop
Acoperire geografică Romania, Danube Delta
Cuvinte cheie CBD, COP 10, Danube Delta, Blue Globe


The Romanian Delegation is formed out of Ministry of Environment' representatives - Secretary of State, Cristian Apostol and Nela Miauta from Biodiversity Directorate.

The 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) takes place in the period October 18 to 29, in Japan. As many as 193 countries participate in this meeting, as well as international organizations, institutions and NGOs working in the nature protection area.

At this meeting, held in the Congress Center in Nagoya, Chris Rostron, president of the World Wetlands Network, awarded the Blue Globe prizes for best practice management of wetlands, the Green Globe - for the best ecological reconstruction activities and the Grey Globe for wetlands threatened by pollution, where the activity of protection and conservation of biodiversity is insufficient.

Selection was performed between July and September 2010, and voting was conducted online, on the websites. About 500 NGOs expressed their option on a number of 133 wetlands, taking into consideration the efforts for protection of biodiversity in the natural protected areas, improvement of their management, the positive effects of ecotourism and involvement of local communities in the respective areas sustainable development.

As a result of this selection, the Romanian delegation received the Blue Globe for the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, its protection and conservation efforts of the Ramsar site having been noticed, part of the World Cultural Heritage.

The World Wetlands Network, founded in 2008, is an NGOs support network, conducting activities in the field of protected natural areas.

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