Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park

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Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park
Parcul Natural Balta Mică a Brăilei
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Danube at Braila -- Macin mountains in the background.jpg
Danube at Brăila
Map showing the location of Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park
Map showing the location of Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park
Location weithin Romania
Location  Romania
Stema judetului Braila.svgBrăila County
Nearest city Brăila
Coordinates 44°56′38″N 27°54′22″E / 44.944°N 27.906°E / 44.944; 27.906Coordinates: 44°56′38″N 27°54′22″E / 44.944°N 27.906°E / 44.944; 27.906[1]
Area 17.529 hectares (43.32 acres)
Established 2000, designation in 1978
Website www.bmb.ro

The Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park (Romanian: Parcul Natural Balta Mică a Brăilei) is a protected area (natural park category V IUCN) is situated in Romania, in Brăila County, in administrative territory of communes Berteștii de Jos, Chiscani, Gropeni, Mărașu and Stăncuța.[2]

Location[edit]

The Natural Park is located in the inferior course of the Danube, between the Brăila Plain (Wallachian Plain) and Great Brăila Island (ro: Insula Mare a Brăilei), in the south-eastern part of country.

Description[edit]

Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park an area of 17.529 ha[3] was declared protected area by he Law Number 5 of March 6, 2000 (published in Romanian Official Paper Number 152 of March 12, 2000)[4] and is a wetland of international importance especially a waterfowl habitat (aquatic ecosystem) and terrestrial species.

Fauna[edit]

Species of fish: Black Sea shad (Alosa pontica), Northern pike (Esox lucius), Zander (Stizostedion lucioperca), Wels catfish (Silurus glanis) or common carp (Cyprinus carpio).

Species of birds: Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis),[5] Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus criptus), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus), Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides), Black Stork (Ciconia nigra), Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca), Whooper Swan (Cignus cignus).[6]

Access[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ eunis.eea.europa.eu - Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park (coords); retrieved on June 09, 2012
  2. ^ protectedplanet.net - Balta Mică a Brăilei Natural Park (location); retrieved on June 09, 2012
  3. ^ (Romanian) apmbr.anpm.ro - Agenţia pentru Protecţia Mediului Brăila; retrieved on June 09, 2012
  4. ^ (Romanian) cdep.ro - Legea Nr.5 din 6 martie 2000; retrieved on June 09, 2012
  5. ^ Red-breasted Goose in Romanian: Raţa cu gâtul roşu
  6. ^ vistdanubedelta.com - Species of birds; retrieved on June 09, 2012