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CARAORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY

The infrastructure around the ornithological sanctuary will be enriched. It was formed naturally in former fisheries premises, where birds have made a habit in taking shelter. By including this tourist attraction, noninvasive and informative, we are enhancing the triangle's positioning premises as a valuable eco destination. Moreover, this destination is unique, because there isn’t any other arrangement anywhere else in the country.

There will be organized an interpretation point at the Bird Sanctuary regarding the management evolution of the Danube in the past 100 years. With the help of the two hidings, specially designed to observe the birds of Caraorman, the tourists, as well as the photographers, will be able to enjoy novel images. They will be able to admire the wonderful world of the birds from very small distances without scaring off the birds or perturbing their habits. Tourists will have the possibility to camp in the specially designed area arranged inside the fishery premises. The Bird Sanctuary is located in one of the most important migration routes in the Danube Delta and attracts species like terns, ducks, and herons that find here good nesting conditions and the pelicans, ducks and wild geese use the area as a place of refuge, rest and feeding.

HOW THE SANCTUARY WAS CREATED

Inside the fishery premises of Caraorman, due to the low water level during springtime, when the lakes and channels have a high level of water and a lot of areas are flooded, birds find a proper refuge, a place with little water and peace, where they have enough food. Due to the system in which the enclosure was buit, the water begins to rise within the tank also, but the growth rate is much lower, so that in the middle of summer, when the waters begin to decrease in the Delta's channels and lakes nearby, inside the enclosure the water level remains constant, which attracts many species of birds. The water level begins to decrease within the tank of the Bird Sanctuary at the end of September.

Inside the large tank are mounted two nesting platforms that have attracted a total of 30 pairs of Black-headed gulls and white cheeked "chirighita". They used the platforms to oviposition. Within the project two more platforms will be mounted, that will increase the number of nesting birds. The nesting area offers favorable conditions for a number of over 50 species. Over 180 bird species are found both during nesting, and migrating and wintering period. Of these, a total of 55 species are protected. In the winter, the area is protected from currents of cold air, which is why water freezes harder inside the fishery premises, more birds finding refuge here in the cold period.

Those who wish to camp, they will be able to do that in the specially designed place at Caraorman. The location will be included in the route promoted by the project. The conditions conserving actions that led to the formation of a bird sanctuary, will be continued by the Romanian Ornithological Society, so that visitors enjoy a protected area that provides favorable conditions for wild birds and unforgettable images for tourists.

Within the premises fishing and hunting are forbidden. During the last year there were no reports of poachers in the area of Caraorman Bird Sanctuary.

Since 2010, the sanctuary is under the observation of Romanian Ornithological Society.

GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND TOURIST INFORMATION - CRISAN

The orientation device, achieved through panels installed in the village, will provide more documentary information on culture and local biodiversity.

Tourist access to this type of information will facilitate interaction with the local community, cultural and economical exchanges and indirect support for sustainable development, as well as promoting the principles of responsible tourism and biodiversity protection. The panel content will be both informative (regarding the destination itself) and educational (regarding noninvasive tourism, sustainable development principles and biodiversity protection).

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