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The Danube Delta in Romania is the largest river delta wetland in Europe and became active as a rewilding area in 2013. The main focus to date has been on setting up pilot activities and enterprise development. The ecological integrity of the Danube Delta ecosystem has been preserved, and at the same time vast areas of it have become much wilder than before. The Rewilding Europe initiative has firstly focused in the outer delta to achieve this. A number of large core rewilding areas that have no-take regimes, are connected through wildlife and wilderness corridors and surrounded by areas for different kinds and levels of sustainable use. In the core rewilding areas, nature is regulated to a great extent by natural ecological processes, with wildlife and fish in natural densities and with the original native species present. Here, people have chosen to take a clear step back, not actively managing the landscape nor wildlife any more. Some areas are run as community conservancies where local people have an important role in the sustainable management and development. The rewilding process has also provided examples of new or additional ways to make a living, based on these wild resources.
Storm clouds over trees and  reed beds (Phragmites communis) Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Storm clouds over trees and reed beds (Phragmites communis) Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May
Aerial view over the Danube delta wetlands rewilding area, Romania June 2012 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Aerial view over the Danube delta wetlands rewilding area, Romania June 2012
European sturgeon (Huso huso) captive at Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Centre aquarium in Tulcea, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Critically endangered. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / European sturgeon (Huso huso) captive at Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Centre aquarium in Tulcea, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Critically endangered.
Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) Letea forest, Strictly protected nature reserve, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) Letea forest, Strictly protected nature reserve, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
White Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) resting on half submerged tree, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania May - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) resting on half submerged tree, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania May
Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) flock resting on water as storm threatens overhead, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) flock resting on water as storm threatens overhead, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) taking off, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania May - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) taking off, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania May
Flooded willow trees, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May 2012 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Flooded willow trees, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, May 2012
Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), aerial view of flock standing in shallow water within the Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, June 2012 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), aerial view of flock standing in shallow water within the Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, June 2012
Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), aerial view of flock nesting within Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, June 2012 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Eastern white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus), aerial view of flock nesting within Danube delta rewilding area, Romania, June 2012
Sunken boat, Crisan, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Sunken boat, Crisan, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Boat trip down the Danube river, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Boat trip down the Danube river, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
White water lilies (Nymphaea alba) on surface of Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White water lilies (Nymphaea alba) on surface of Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
White water lily (Nymphaea alba) Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / White water lily (Nymphaea alba) Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Pool Frog (Rana lessonae) sitting on White lily pad, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Pool Frog (Rana lessonae) sitting on White lily pad, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Water chestnut (Trapa natans) viewed from underwater, in Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Water chestnut (Trapa natans) viewed from underwater, in Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) viewed from below while swimming, underwater around Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) viewed from below while swimming, underwater around Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) split level view, near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Highly commended in the Underwater Category of the GDT Awards Competition 2016. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) split level view, near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Highly commended in the Underwater Category of the GDT Awards Competition 2016.
Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) jumping amongst lilies, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) jumping amongst lilies, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Wild horses from ancient race, Letea forest, Strictly protected nature reserve, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Wild horses from ancient race, Letea forest, Strictly protected nature reserve, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Marsh frogs (Pelophylax ridibundus) amongst lilies, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Marsh frogs (Pelophylax ridibundus) amongst lilies, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Pool Frog (Rana lessonae) vocalising at surface, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Pool Frog (Rana lessonae) vocalising at surface, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) jumping, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) jumping, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) reflected in waters surface at night, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) reflected in waters surface at night, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Underwater blurred view Waterlily (Nuphar lutea) stems along the banks of the Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Underwater blurred view Waterlily (Nuphar lutea) stems along the banks of the Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Underwater blurred view Waterlily (Nuphar lutea) stems along the banks of the Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Underwater blurred view Waterlily (Nuphar lutea) stems along the banks of the Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Great ram's horn snail (Planorbarius corneus) Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Great ram's horn snail (Planorbarius corneus) Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Great pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Great pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Domestic horse, living wild, now feral, grazing by river, Sfinthu Gheorghe, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Domestic horse, living wild, now feral, grazing by river, Sfinthu Gheorghe, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Painter's mussel (Unio pictorum) in small tributary to old Danube. Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Painter's mussel (Unio pictorum) in small tributary to old Danube. Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Galician crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus) hiding in the weed, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Galician crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus) hiding in the weed, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Unidentified swimming freshwater snail species,  Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Unidentified swimming freshwater snail species, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Water chestnut (Trapa natans) viewed from underwater, in Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Water chestnut (Trapa natans) viewed from underwater, in Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Submerged Water soldier / Water pineapple plant (Statiotes aloides) small lake in Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Submerged Water soldier / Water pineapple plant (Statiotes aloides) small lake in Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Traditional fisherman, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Traditional fisherman, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013.
Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) split level shot with Christian Mititelu watching from boat, near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pool Frog (Pelophylax lessonae) split level shot with Christian Mititelu watching from boat, near Crisan village, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013.
Danube Delta fisherman Florin Moisa checking traditional fyke nets, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Danube Delta fisherman Florin Moisa checking traditional fyke nets, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013.
Danube Delta fisherman Florin Moisa shaking weed off traditional fyke nets, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Danube Delta fisherman Florin Moisa shaking weed off traditional fyke nets, Danube Delta, Romania, June 2013.
Underwater view of Christian Mititelu and Florin Moisa, with fish swimming past, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Underwater view of Christian Mititelu and Florin Moisa, with fish swimming past, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) caught in a fyke net in Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) caught in a fyke net in Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Man holding up Pontic shad / Danube mackerel (Alosa pontica) and Chinese grass carp (left), fish catch in Sfinthus Gheorghe, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Man holding up Pontic shad / Danube mackerel (Alosa pontica) and Chinese grass carp (left), fish catch in Sfinthus Gheorghe, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) invasive species, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) invasive species, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) underwater, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) underwater, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) underwater, Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) underwater, Danube Delta, Romania, June.
European perch (Perca fluviatilis) Danube Delta, Romania, June. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / European perch (Perca fluviatilis) Danube Delta, Romania, June.
Yellow water lilies (Nuphar lutea) on river surface, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania - Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Yellow water lilies (Nuphar lutea) on river surface, Danube delta rewilding area, Romania
Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) captive at Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Centre aquarium in Tulcea, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Critically endangered. - Wild  Wonders of Europe / Lundgren
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Lundgren / Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) captive at Danube Delta Eco-Tourism Museum Centre aquarium in Tulcea, Danube Delta, Romania, June. Critically endangered.
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