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Troubles in paradise: on ecology, policy making and resource depletion in the danube delta
Author : OANA IVAN
In 1991, the Danube Delta, the largest marshland in Europe, famous for its biodiversity, became a UNESCO Biosphere
Reserve. Due to this designation, new regulations concerning local use of the environment have been imposed by the
Romanian government and the European Union. The findings discuss how the resource exploitation of fish and ecologic
management of Danube Delta has been under constant transformation, from capitalist system, to communist one, and
back to capitalism combined with ¡°green¡± policies today.
The second part of the research focuses on the present practices pointing to the locals¡¯ perceptions of the changes
occurred over the past century and the problems they face today in the context of resource depletion and climate change.
Consequently, this research argues that due to new environmental policy-making, that systematically ignored the local
participation, and due to the weak law enforcement in the context of post-communism, the fishing communities in the
Danube Delta experience an acute social and environmental degradation today.
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Date Published : 14/08/2015
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