One Europe More Nature in the Tisza River Basin | WWF
One Europe More Nature in the Tisza River Basin

Posted on 07 March 2006

WWF is working at three sites along the Tisza River in Romania and Hungary to maintain and restore the wetlands and floodplains in a way that will be beneficial to the local economy.

WWF is working at three sites along the Tisza River in Romania and Hungary to maintain and restore the wetlands and floodplains in a way that will be beneficial to the local economy.

In Maramures, the activities will focus on switching to new integrated forms of forest, grassland and water management to maintain and restore the integrity of the upland landscape, support sustainable flood management, and at the same time create new income opportunities for local people.

In the Ecsed Marsh area, common ecological and economic activities will be developed by Hungary and Romania for the large scale cross-border restoration of what was once Central Europe's largest inland marshland complex.

In Nagykoru, activities will focus on habitat restoration by the retention of the floodwaters, and the introduction of land use practices which are better suited to floodplains, such as extensive grazing practices by local races of cattle and the cultivation of local varieties of fruit in floodplain orchards.

Maramures landscape, with traditional haystacks.
The One Europe More Nature project will help to ensure future generations can enjoy the stunning scenery of Maramures.
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