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    The negative impact of the Bystroe Canal on the Danube Delta ecosystem can be specifically observed in the following preliminary study made by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Water Management, based on unofficial data:
  • Hydrological regime
    Construction and navigation activities on the Canal will change the Danube Delta hydrological regime and flow on the Bystroe Canal causing severe impact and detriment to the other canals and neighbouring ecosystems. As a result,...
  • Local pollution
    Navigation activities on the canal will increase the risk of the pollution by oil products in the area.
  • Fish communities
    The building activities and navigation on the canal will cause damage to the nature and habitat of most of the fish species in this area, including the seven species mentioned in the European Red List and the 16 mentioned in the Ukrainian Red List.
  • Bird Communities
    In the Ukrainian part of the Danube Biosphere Reserve alone there are 257 birds species present, 9 of them listed in the European Red Book and 42 of them listed in the Ukrainian Red Book. This area represents ...
  • Animal and plant communities

  • The vascular plants community of the reserve counts for more than 950 species, 3 of them are mentioned in the European Red List, 16 of them are mentioned in Red Book of Ukraine. Half of them can be found in the area proposed for ...
  • Human communities

  • The local peoples' livelihood in the Danube's mouth area is based mainly on fishing. The canal construction puts a question mark on this traditional activity. The "Danube-Black Sea" transport canal construction through the Bystroe estuary will cause ...
  • Existing transport ways
  •      Today, sea ship traffic on the Danube river takes place on the Sulina-Braila sector. The sediments carried by the Danube river through the Chilia branch ...
Source : Ministry of Environmental Water Management Romania

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