The Ukrainian part of the delta of the River Danube became a little wilder in 2019 with the removal of ten dams on the Kogilnik, Sarata and Kagach Rivers within the internationally-important Danube Biosphere Reserve.
The Danube Delta, an area of 4,000 square kilometres, is the largest natural river delta in the EU and one of Europe’s greatest remaining wetlands. It covers areas of Romania, Ukraine and Moldova. The Delta contains a large number of diverse habitats, from forests, steppes, waterways and reedbeds, to dunes, lagoons, saltmarshes and beaches. The fauna and flora that live in the Delta are also very diverse with 300 species of birds and over 100 species of fishes, including four species of sturgeons. Most of the world’s pygmy cormorants and the majority of the European populations of white pelicans and Dalmatian pelicans live there.