A short summary
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 ?
The construction of this canal will seriously contravene a number of international agreements to which Ukraine is a signatory even if it may not have ratified them all.
1. Convention on Biodiversity (Article 14)
2. Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary context (Paragraphs 2.3 and 6 article 2)
3. Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage(UNESCO) (Article's 4, 5, 6, 7)
4. The Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migration Species of Wild Aniimals(Article ll (2.3), III (4))
5. The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Articles I, II, III, IV
6. Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for the Slenderbilled Curlew (MOU for the Slender-billed Curlew},
7. The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Article 3, 4, 5)
8. The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in DecisionMaking and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Article 6)
9. The Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Article 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
10. Bucharest Convention on, the - Protection of theBlack Sea against Pollution (2003 Protocol on the conservation of biodiversity and landscapes)
11. The Joint Declaration on the creation of the Lower Danube Green Corridor including a network of protected, proposed-protected; and restvration area signed by-the countries of the Lower Danube: Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia and Ukraine on 5th June 2000.
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 ?