Creation of a Lower Danube Green Corridor

Creation of a Lower Danube Green Corridor

12 June 2000
Bulgaria, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Ukraine

Ministerial Danube meeting in Bucharest. In celebration of World Environment Day, Environment Ministers from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine are gathering in Bucharest, 4-5 June, in a meeting jointly sponsored by WWF-The World Wide Fund for Nature and with participation by the Ramsar Bureau. On the agenda are signing ceremonies for two major documents: 1) an "Agreement on the Establishment and Joint Management of a Transboundary Protected Area in the Danube Delta and Lower Prut River", by the Governments of Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, and 2) a "Declaration on the Cooperation for the Creation of a Lower Danube Green Corridor", by Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. Secretary General Delmar Blasco and Regional Coordinator Tobias Salathé are representing the Ramsar Bureau, and additional speakers come from the participating governments as well as from UNDP, UNEP, OSCE, the World Bank, USAID, RIZA, and the Council of Europe. The Ramsar Convention Bureau has been asked to serve as the Depositary for the new 4-state Declaration and has accepted to do so. [5/6/00]

Here is the English text of the 4-party Declaration.