SAVE THE KOPACKI "CROATIA DANUBE"
Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:58:39 PM
The Natural park "KOPACKI RIT" is recognised as a RAMSAR site for being a major natural floodplain of International Importance and Is the core zone of the transboundary biosphhere reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube', the so called "Amazon of Europe",candidate to an inscription to the wold Natural heritage list of the UNESCO.
A major project from the Croatian Water Management Authorities to channel the river In this unique and natural area Is currently In the final stage of decision. If the project becomes reality,the DANUBE will be transformed Into little more than a regulated canal. The Unique wetlands will dry out with fatal consequences for wildlife, the KOPACKI RIT hosts 300 different bird species that wil be put under threat and the White tailed Eagle,and threatened species that will be lost. Like the Little Tern,Black stork will be gon.
National Conservation NGOD,of which Birdlife In Solvenia Is one of them,have come out with a "SAVE THE AMAZON OF EUROPE"
Let us hope that Indeed the Europe Amazon can be saved......