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The importance of Black Sea coastal wetlands, in particular for migratory waterbirds

The needs and priorities for the conservation, restoration and wise-use of wetlands along the Black Sea coast were identified to act as a basis to guide future wetland conservation planning and management activities in the region.

Action Description:

The main activities were focused on two consultative international workshops that enhanced collaboration among experts on wetlands and waterbirds from the Black Sea and European countries.

The project was financed by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries.


Directory of Azov-Black Sea Coastal Wetlands: revised and updated

Strategy for Waterbird Monitoring in the Black Sea Region

Black Sea Wetlands Conservation Priorities

Odessa-2000 Declaration on the Wetlands of the Black and Azov Seas

Bulletin of the Black sea Programme Wetlands International

Action Partners:

Bulgarian-Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Programme (Bulgaria)

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (Bulgaria)

Black Sea Regional Activity Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (Georgia)

BIOTICA Ecological Society (Moldova)

Institute of Zoology (Moldova)

Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority (Romania)

National Institute for Marine Research (Romania)

Danube Delta National Research Institute (Romania)

Southern Branch of Research Institute of Hunting and Animal Production of Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Russia)

Rostov State Pedagogical University, Department of Zoology (Russia)

Kuban’ State University (Russia)

DHKD, Ankara Freshwater and Wetlands Program Office (Turkey)

Odessa National University (Ukraine)

Danube Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine)

Ukrainian State Research Institute named after Mechnikov, (Ukraine)

WWF Partners for Wetlands project in Ukraine (Ukraine)

Society for Bird Conservation and Studies (Ukraine)

Kinburnska Kosa Regional Landscape Park (Ukraine)

Ukrainian Union for Bird Conservation (Ukraine)

Black Sea Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine)

Taurida National Vernadsky University (Crimea Ukraine)

Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station (Ukraine)

Melitopol Pedagogical University (Ukraine)

Meotida Regional Landscape Park (Ukraine