Danube Delta

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationTulcea County, Dobruja Region
CoordinatesN45 4 59.988 E29 30 0
Inscription Date1991
Property (ha)312,440
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsSurface water pollution
All ThreatsLocalised utilities
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsEffects arising from use of transportation infrastructure
All ThreatsGround water pollution
All ThreatsMining
Unesco Reference Number588
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=588
DescriptionThe waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.
StatusWorld Heritage Site