|Protected Areas in Romania
There are 1,234,710 hectares of protected natural sites in Romania, about 5.18% of the country's total area.
Under Law no. 462/2001 on the regime of protected natural areas, conservation of natural habitats and of wildlife, the following categories of protected natural areas are accepted in this country, defined in terms of the management tasks assigned: National Park, Nature Park, Scientific Reserve (52), Nature Reserve (527), Natural Monument (228), Biosphere Reserve, Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar site); EU and UNESCO definitions are also accepted.
National Parks have three basic functions - scientific, socio-educational and economic - and they are divided into two sectors: a strictly protected zone and a protected zone.
Three habitats were declared, at international level, Biosphere Reserves and two are Ramsar Sites (Balta Mica a Brailei and Danube Delta).
Sources: Mission of Romania to the European Union, Romania Travel