Olt - Danube Confluence

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Olt - Danube Confluence

  • Country: 
    Romania
  • Site number: 
    2065
  • Area: 
    46,623 ha
  • Designation date: 
    13-06-2012
  • Coordinates: 
    43°45'N 24°43'E
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Overview

Olt-Danube Confluence (Confluenta Olt-Dunare). 13/06/12; Olt, Teleorman Counties; 46,623 ha; 43°45'43"N 024°43'53"E. Avian Protection Site, Natura 2000 (SPA, SCI), IBA. Containing natural stretches of rivers Olt and Danube, alluvial meadows and forests, riparian mixed forests, sand islands, oxbow and temporary lakes, the site offers an ideal habitat for many species of waterbirds. Vulnerable Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus can be found as well as 33 bird species of European importance which rest, feed and breed in the site, such as Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus. It is also important for different species of fish, amphibians and mammals. The site is used for agriculture, forestry, fishing, and recreational activities as well as hydropower production. Not having been much transformed by human use, many of the site's ecological functions are still intact and play an important role in flood protection and sediment trapping. The construction of hydropower plants, solid waste disposal, and poaching are some of the factors threatening the site. A transboundary Ramsar Site designation with Bulgaria is planned. Ramsar Site number: 2065. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Olt County, Teleorman County

  • National legal designation: 
    • Avian Protection Site
    • Avian Protection Site
    • Avian Protection Site
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    13-06-2012

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