DDNI – Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development

The Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNI) was established in 1970 and its main objective is conducting fundamental and applied research for scientific support of the management of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) and other wetland areas of national and international interest, with particular focus on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. The relevance of DDNI’s research activities for local, regional, national, and international environmental issues is sustained by the Danube Delta’s protection status and the international Conventions and Programmes adopted by Romania. Scientific research is one of the most important components of these conventions, having been defined as one of the main functions of Biosphere Reserves by the MAB-UNESCO program.  The research activities of the Danube Delta National Institute are oriented towards achieving the management objectives of the largest protected area in Romania and Europe.