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The Bystroe Canal in the Ukrainin Danube Delta - Questions and Answers
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Where is the Ukrainian Danube Delta and the Bystroe Canal ?
What are the natural, social and economic values of the Ukrainian Delta ?
What is planned and what has happened already ?
What are the socio-economic and ecoloqical consequences of the canal ?
What international treaties and agreements are concerned ?
What about the EU ?
Are there alternatives ?
What is WWF recommanding ?
What actions have been taken to protect the Ukrainian Delta up until now ?
What is WWF's track record with the Ukrainian Danube Delta ?
What actions have been or are planned to be taken bv WWF and other orqanisationslinstitutiohs to halt the construction ?

         WWF is helping individuals, experts, NGOs and other government arrcrmvt~lateral agencies share information, pool their resources and act together with one voice concerning this issue
         WWF issued a press release aimed primarily at the Western European rnedia who are likely to be able to influence those who are making decisions in favour of this canal.
         Other international organizations have issued statements, press releases or letters of complaint and protest to the Government of Ukraine and European decision makers (e.g. European Commissioners for Environment and External Relations) .
         Letters of protest have been sent to President Kuchma and his senior government staff from leaders of International NGOs (including WWF), European based Ministers of Environment and senior officials of the European Commission
         Legal action has been started against the Ukrainian government by local Ukrainian organizations
         Direct and indirect protests against the German construction company, Moebius are underway including lobbying the shareholders of the company to reconsider their involvement
         International agencies, individual experts and are discussing methods to provide alternatives to the Bystroye Canal
         WWF is requesting high level meetings between the Ukrainian Government andmajor multilateral agencies (ICPDR, EU, UNESCO, World Bank) to identify immediatesolutions to the socio-economic problems faced by the Ukrainian government in theDanube Delta
         WWF will continue to support restoration and conservation activities in the Delta. These areas are unlikely to be adversely impacted by the construction of the canal.WWF will offer support to the Ukrainian government to undertake international standard Social and Environmental Impact Assessments and to help explore less destructive alternatives to the canal. WWF will request and support activities to improve the management of the biosphere reserve including proper zonation of the reserve, local environmental education activities and monitoring regimes
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The Ukrainian Government
The Romanian Government
The United Nations
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