CIMERRIAN DOBROGEA ASPIRING GEOPARK

CITIZEN SCIENCE

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Explanatory and directional panels in geoparks

Directional and explanatory navigation is extremely useful in geoparks and nature reserves. As part of this activity, we are interested in finding out what is the current state of these panels. Please complete the sections of the participation form and upload images of the panels you meet.

Thank you for your contribution to the Citizen Science Geoparks platform!

The aspiring Cimmerian Dobrogea Geopark is proposed for a territory of 2528 km2 in Tulcea County, which has 146,951 inhabitants and 28 localities. It is an area of unique natural and cultural heritage, to the west and south of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, and includes the area of the early alpine (chimeric), deformed since the Upper Triassic (about 220 million years ago), which overlaps the formations Paleozoic with a Hercynian history (290-270 million years). The upper Cretaceous deposits of the “Babadag Basin” (in turn related to the formation of the western Black Sea basin) seal the chimeric structures. On the territory of the Geopark there are two paleontological reserves included in Natura 2000 sites, several natural reserves of mixed type, and also the Deșli Caira hill, a candidate for the international stratotype (GSSP) of the base of Anisian. The geological heritage also includes a number of geosites in Paleozoic bedrock and Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous deposits, as well as numerous abandoned quarries and mine workings. The cultural heritage includes tumuli (isolated or grouped), fortresses and barracks along the fortified border of the Roman empire in the province of Moesia inferior, inner fortresses, but also many other archaeological sites, which prove the continuity of Paleolithic habitation in this territory.

GALLERY

FACALETU QUARRY

DOUBLE FOLD – PRIOPCEA HILL

Echinops ritro

CERATITES – PIETROS HILL

HELMET –  AGIGHIOL TREASURY

AMMONOIDEE  LAYER-  PIETROS HILL

TOURIST CENTRE –  NUCARILOR VALLEY

PEONIES – AGIGHIOL

 NICULITEL BASILICA

SEA LILLY

TRADITIONAL HOUSE – CARCALIU

CLAY POT – GUMELNITA CULTURE

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Project number: PN 23 30 04 01
Project title: Monitoring and evaluation of protected natural areas in UNESCO Geoparks and aspiring Geoparks in Romania and development of a Citizen Science platform

Funded by the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization (https://www.research.gov.ro/)