Each year on the last Sunday in May the Dniester Day is celebrated in the Republic of Moldova. The Dniester is a river that flows through Ukraine, then Moldova, before it’s finally discharged into the Black Sea. This holiday calls attention to the need of protection and conservation of water and biological resources of the Dniester and encourages people to preserve their environment. In 2022, Dniester Day was celebrated through a unique way: creation of National Park Lower Dniester.
The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, with the support from NGOs EcoContact and BIOTICA, implemented a range of activities in frame of Ecosystem-based adaptation, climate-resilience measures, and institutional development in the Lower Dniester project that aimed at preservation of the region as well as creation of the National Park.
The aim of the Dniester Day this year was to gather main environmental protection central and local /regional authorities that will play a crucial role in management and protection of the PA to discuss further actions and steps in developing institutionally and functionally the National Park.
Andrei Isac, National Action Coordinator, and Aurel Lozan, Action Coordinator for Result 4, the World Bank (both EU4Environment Green Economy) participated in this event. They reaffirmed the EU4Environment engagement and highlighted the Programme’s significant contribution to biodiversity conservation, protected areas and forests management and promotion of the green economy in the Republic of Moldova.