The Danube Delta was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The Biosphere Reserve of the Danube Delta is shared between Ukraine and neighboring Romania. It is the second biggest delta in Europe and is the best preserved one on the continent. This “youngest” in Europe land is a benevolent place for developing highly diverse and rare flora and fauna. The Danube Delta is of a particular interest to birdwatchers since it is a stop-over and breeding place for 312 bird species. Delta boasts sturgeon population among other 90 fish species. The monk seal, the European mink, the wildcat and the freshwater otter is a short list of rare and vanishing animals for which the Danube Delta has become a home.
In August of 1999, I contacted the friendly people at UNIPRESS for assistance in arranging my trip to the Ukraine. All arrangements were on very short notice, to include the visa. They were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, honest, and promptly handled all that they were asked to do. It was a pleasant experience in a country that is sometimes not so easy to deal with. Based on my experiences, I would recommend their services to any future visitors to the Ukraine.