Vadu is one of the most loved beach areas for camping and quiet lovers. Year after year, more and more tourists come here on holiday. But few know that it is a very important area, an entry point to the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation.
Yes, Vadu is a protected area, and the increasing number of tourists unfortunately means more waste and negative effects on plant and animal species.
This is how the VADUrabil project was born, a partnership started in 2021, between the NGO Mare Nostrum and Black Sea Oil & Gas, with the support of the Reserve Administration - ARBDD.
We try, year after year, to work with all those interested in ensuring that Vadu preserves its natural beauty and thrives at the same time. We have activities with the authorities, citizens, tourists, students and teachers.
It's not easy, but people are open, they want to change things for the better and, with small steps, we believe they will all be able to say that Vadu is a place where they like to stay!
In 2023, we have expanded the area where we work with students and teachers, going beyond Vadu and Corbu to Jurilovca, Sălcioara and Sfântu Gheorghe. Moreover, we have created and are continuously supporting a generation of world-changers. Students from all 5 partner schools participated in the "Trainers for the Delta" camp, where they learned not only how to protect the Delta, but also how to teach others to do so! The young trainers run non-formal education workshops for their peers and have become successful role models!
Anyone who is interested can support the sustainable development of the Vadu area by getting actively involved and finding solutions to community problems, by spreading our message to more and more people, and by protecting the natural wealth that already exists.
The VADUrable project is financially supported by Black Sea Oil&Gas.