WP1: Improvement of wetland fragmented  ecosystems status.                                                                                                                                                  Finished

WP1: Improving the status of wetland fragmented ecosystems is the main action proposed in the project and consists of hydro-technical works of ecological restoration of aquatic habitats, by dredging 13.56 km of secondary channels, running in two zones of the Şontea-Fortuna natural area, from the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. The execution of these works results in improving the conservation status of the habitats by restoring their connectivity to the main channels and, implicitly, the migratory routes of aquatic species, especially, in the Danube River low water level conditions.


1.1. Auction for the project restoration works and their adjacent public procurements.
1.2. Restoration works of the Șontea-Fortuna aquatic ecosystems, as a component of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve ROSPA0031 and ROSCI0065 Natura 2000 sites.

WP2: Information and publicity on the project and EEA Grants                                                                                                                                                Finished

WP2: Information and publicity regarding the project and the role of the EEA grants 2009-2014  in implementing the project objectives is accomplished by: 2 press conferences, for launching and completion of the project, respectively, accompanied by 2 press announcements and 2 Press releases; a billboard temporary) and a commemorative plaque, with information on the project, including the logo of the EEA Grants financing mechanism and of the project (both installed at the entrance to the DDNI headquarters, in a place with high visibility); the project Web page http://restaurare-dd.ddni.ro

2.1. Information and publicity on the project objectives and results.
2.2. The Project’s web page.
2.3. Promotional materials distributed to the general public and the project target groups.
WP3: Public awareness on wetland ecosystems services                                                                                                                                                           Finished
The general public’s awareness on wetland ecosystems services and the importance of conserving their favourable conditions carries out in the framework of: 2 secondary-level courses, as educational campaign, held to the project target groups; an international conference on ecological restoration of wetland fragmented ecosystems; publication of a scientific article, in a journal quoted ISI.

3.1. Dissemination of project results.
3.2. Educational campaign on protected wetland biodiversity and the importance of maintaining them in a favorable condition.

WP4: Development of an international scientific partnership                                                                                                                                            Finished
The development of an international scientific partnership leads to exchange of scientific knowledge and practical experiences related to the restoration of protected wetlands, as well as advice for policies on wetland ecosystem services in specific sectors of economy.

4.1. Development of a Romanian-Norwegian scientific partnership related to the protected wetland ecosystems restoration.                                                                                                                           4.2. Policy advice on the contribution of wetland ecosystems in the corresponding economic sectors.                                                                                                                                                   4.3. Scientific report – assessment of the ecosystems restoration success of the two wetlands zones from Șontea-Fortuna aquatic complex.

WP5. Project management                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Finished
WP5. Project management

5.1. Project management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Preparation and submission, to the Programme Operator-Ministry of Environment, the following reports: Monthly reports for monitoring the project progress; Technical and financial intermediary progress reports (for every 4 months of the project implementation period); Final report of technical and financial progress; Public procurement files.

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