Atanasovsko lake sustainable management represented during International Conference in Romania


Representatives of the team of "Salt of Life" project visited Romanian city Tulcea and participated in the International Symposium "Conservation of Natural Heritage and Landscape - the premise of Sustainable Development" from 25 to 28 September 2014.
In the beautiful and recently completely renovated building of Ecotourism Museum center of the Danube delta, many representatives of protected areas directions, universities, museum workers, teams of various projects of conservation, research and education in the field of biodiversity gathered together.

Our team participated in the symposium with a presentation and poster entitled "Measures to Restore and Secure Long-term Preservation of the Atanasovsko Lake Coastal Lagoon", which is included in the collection dedicated to the conference.

The work presents Atanasovsko lake as a successful model for sustainable management of biodiversity through the complex of conservation and promotional activities. It was presented good experience of interaction with business in the face of "Black Sea Salt" AD as a project partner.

Representatives of the team participated in presentation and discussion sessions of the symposium, where they presented a number of scientific and research reports in terms of the preservation and research of biodiversity, protected areas management, education and training according to the modern views on interpretation.

Very useful contacts with the representative of the Spanish project LIFE RESECOM - Monitoring network for plant species and habitats of Community interest in Aragón LIFE12 NAT / ES / 000180 were established.

The program of the Symposium was rich and full of various events, which included a visit to the National Park Muntii Macinului, one of the 12 Romanian National parks. The direction of the park presented the rich flora, fauna and geological diversity of the the park area, as well as the new information center construction . The cultural program was no less interesting.
The team visited the Danube delta in preparation for the future planned few days traveling through the channels and islands next spring.