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1 SMALL WETLAND OF BRĂILA MANAGEMENT PLAN HG no. 538 / 18 Maz 2011 Oficial Monitor 498 / 13 July 2011 Radu MOISEI Ph.D

2 Small Wetland of Brăila localisation Small Wetland of Brăila occupies a stretch of 62 km from Meadow Bridge Lower Danube between Giurgeni - Vadu Oii and Brăila Municipality, representing 2% of the total length of the river 8% of the Romanian sector of the Danube

3 Modifications of natural landscape in Brăila Wetland Large hydraulic works executed on the Danube in the second half of the 20th century (former impoundment ponds, dams Iron Gates 1 and 2 and the Danube-Black Sea) produced : 1. a transformation of the territory Danube Floodplain hydrology in a geographical sense ; 2. profound change in the hydrological regime of the river with adverse consequences for the dynamic equilibrium of aquatic biota ; 3. existing biodiversity a decisive blow on the ha of meadow, by substituting valuable aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems complexes with agro-bio-system and ploplar and willow ligni-culture ; 4. significant climate changes in barren adjacent meaning of the Romanian Plain and Dobrogea Plateau ; 5. important social changes in the physical plane displacement of human settlements and quality by changing the traditional way of life of the inhabitants.

4 Need to set up a protected natural areas ARGUMENTS Preserves (8%) complexes aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and eco-tone of the former Inner Delta Magnitude reaches high biodiversity Instability in the entropy factors external to the system DETERMINATION Braila civil society activity during Actions between academic society STATUT național Parc natural conform Legii 5/2000 internațional Sit RAMSAR din iunie 2001 european Sit Natura 2000 din decembrie 2007 ROSCI0006 ROSPA0005

5 Need to set up a protected natural areas Of 208 bird species inventoried in uniform database park, 68 are on Annex I of the Birds Directive and other 123 species are found on other lists of conservation Bio-variety scope in Small Wetland of Brăila Regarding the "Habitats Directive, Flora and Fauna" of 19 habitat types identified in Brăila Small Pond, 9 priority habitats are being listed on Annex I of the Directive and of 74 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish, 23 are special lists are the same species of European directives.

6 Integrative and adaptive management plan Political Factor (central and local power) Scienthific Council (17 personalities) Small Wetland of Braila Natural Park Administrative Council (61 institutions) MANAGEMENT PLAN NATURAL CAPITAL from Small Wetland of Braila SOCIO-ECONOMIC SYSTEMS from park cooperation area

7 Planul de management integrat și adaptativ 1. Ediția august 2002 aprobată prin OM nr din 14.aug Ediția februarie 2008 adoptată prin HG nr. 538 din 18.mai A - III - a ediție dec. 2013iîn urma contractului POS Mediu din 1.feb.2011 Caracterul adaptativ și integrat al planului de management

8 Integrative and adaptive management plan 1. Biodiversity conservation 2. Research and monitoring 3. Durable economic development Fundamenting of 6 STRATEGICAL OBJECTIVES Defining of 12 TACTICAL OBJECTIVES Establishing of 23 OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES Enunciation of 136 MANAGEMENT ACTIONS

9 Integrative and adaptive management plan Zonarea parcului ha 4 zones of durable development of human activities ha (37%) from which : # Braila Meadow dyke-area ha ; # IMB dyke area 828 ha ; # dyke area from Dobrogea 82 ha ; # Danube and branches ha ; 7 Management zones ha. (37%) (buffer area on the 7 islands) 8 integral protected areas ha (24%) from which 2 important are : # Egreta protection area ha ; # Fundu Mare protection area ha 2 strict protected areas ha (2%) # Strict protected area Vulpașu ha ; # Strict protected area Jigara ha. Cooperation area cca ha

10 Tourism management in Brăila Small Wetland Area III ha (38%) Area II ha (60%) Area I. 418 ha (2%) Park tourism area Area I. Visitors banned Area II. Visitor access is allowed only on marked trails, non-motorized means and land agents: within the tourism potential (8,500 visitors / year) in the 7 buffer, within the tourism carrying capacity for the 8 zones of full protection Area III. Visitor access is free motorized means (within the tourism potential of 16,500 visitors / year and anglers to spend the night in the camp given 36 points)

11 Tourism management in Brăila Small Wetland Registered visitors in 2007, 2009 and 2012 Tourist potential Realisation Visitors categories Poten tial Visitors recorded in: No. % No. % No. % Total tourists , , ,8 - bird-watchers , , ,6 - other tourists , ,7 99 6,6 - canotors ,4 0 0 Students Researchers Sport fisherman , , ,2 TOTAL , , ,3 Zonal s Tourist Distributios

12 Populus nigra management Small Wetland of Br`ila ( ha) (V`dineanu et al,, 2002) Former Braila Wetland ( ha), as it looked like at the beginning of XX-th century (Antipa, 1910) Oldest speciest of Populus nigra from Small Island of Braila

13 Populus nigra management Perioada dinaintea [ndiguirii Insulei Mari a Br`ilei Perioada de dup` [ndiguirea Insulei Mari a Br`ilei Evolution of radial quota of Populus nigra specie comparative to the evolution of freatic flooding and deficit between precipitations and evapotranspiration, before and after damming of Great Island of Braila Edera farm Great Polder of Braila Perioada dinaintea [ndiguirii Insulei Mari a Br`ilei Perioada de dup` [ndiguirea Insulei Mari a Br`ilei Evolution of radial quota of Populus nigra specie comparative to the evolution of hidrological regime accumulated in soil and atmosphere before and after damming of Great Island ofbr`ila ferma Edera Insula Mare a Br`ilei

14 Populus nigra management Indicele de cre] tere radial` (%) Pl.n - B.m.B. Pl.n - I.M.B. Linia de stabilitate maxim` Anul fstability of Populus nigra specie in conditions of enbankment comparative to flooding hidrological regime

15 Haeliatus albicilla management Foto: Mircea BEZERGHEANU

16 Conclusions Small Wetland of Braila received management forefront of Romania approved by Ministerial Order in august 2003 and now is one of the three parks in the country (out of a total of 28 protected areas management) who plan management approved by Government Adaptative stands completeness and management plan Attracting local communities in tourism activities is an effective way to reduce local pressure on natural capital of the park After the promulgation of the 2006 and 2007 environmental legislation harmonized with European principles, the company began visiting the park within the tourism potential and ecological carrying capacity Administration efforts to make "large color white spot" which is on the tourist map of Romania: - the classification in this period of 12 traditional houses - by implementing two tourist programs with a total of 7 packages Sustainable tourism development requires a concerted action park administration, local power and local communities.

17 Small Wetland of Braila Natural Park Administration Thank you for your attention

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