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MAP ROMANIAN KERNZONEN
Romanian Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Zones
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Lists 18 Kernzonen / Zone Strict Protejate / Strictly Protected Zones


MAP: ROMANIAN KERNZONEN  WWF depiction of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, originally at www.rec.org/DanubePCU/maps/delta.html, one of whose defects is that it clouds the pivotal issue of whether the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve includes any portion of the Ukrainian delta, but one of whose virtues is that it lists the 18 "Kernzonen" or "Strictly Protected Zones" that lie within the Biosphere Reserve, and to show them on the map enclosed in lines of pink dots.

 

MAP: ROMANIAN KERNZONEN-2.  Detail from MAP: ROMANIAN KERNZONEN for purposes of clarification, modified by the addition of labels with arrows pointing to significant mouths of the Danube, by the thickening of the existing but faint dashed line through the Kilia indicating that the Biosphere Reserve boundary corresponds to the boundary between Ukraine and Romania, by the coloring red of the Dragon's Beard which lies to the west of the Starostambulske mouth, and by redrawing the pink dots which enclose Romania's Strictly Protected Zones as dark blue.  Noteworthy is the acknowledgement that the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is not a homogeneous area, but rather is an area of limited responsibility within which lie areas of higher responsibility the "Kernzonen" or "Stictly Protected Zones" which, however, occupy only some 10% of the total Reserve.  It may come as a surprise to some conservationists that even a UNESCO Strictly Protected Zone permits the construction of a tourist resort such as the one at Gura Portitei which appears to fall within Strictly Protected Zone 11 the Zone called Periteasca-Bisericuta-Portita.  Of greatest significance is that no Strictly Protected Zone is allowed to overlap the traffic arteries of the Sulina or George Canals.






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