Integrated Management and Conservation of the Mara Basin Reversing the Water Degradation in the Romanian Transboundary Region of the Upper Tisa
Integrated Management and Conservation of the Mara Basin Reversing the Water Degradation in the Romanian Transboundary Region of the Upper Tisa
The aim of the project is to contribute to the protection of international waters in the Upper Tisza catchments, focusing on the integrated management of natural resources in Mara tributary river basin.
The objectives are: restoration and control of ecological degradation of aquatic habitats that sustain biodiversity; development of income-generating activities, finally contributing to the protection of waters (ecotourism); community empowering targeting the reduction of pollutant charges in international waters.
The project brings demonstrative support for Water Framework Directive implementation, and facilitates the achievement of Romania’s Millennium Development Goals.
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Project Snapshot

Asociatia EcoLogic
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 34,206.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 35,380.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
An increased participation of the locals will be secured by facilitating better organization, through improved capacities of representation and advocacy within the environmental protection decision-making process (empowerment of communities). Significant participation of indigenous people is visible in: capacity building of the local groups that allows participatory planning of nature friendly management and activities in the Mara basin, as well as the creation of additional workplaces through eco-tourism development. Local groups will also be involved in practical activities in the Mara basin, such restoration of the waterfalls on the upper course of the Mara for the improvement of indigenous fish population’s habitat condition or eco-protective visitor infrastructure development for the associated wetlands.
Capacity - Building Component
Long-term sustainability will be assured by building up capacities of indigenous towards better organization, participatory planning of interventions and increasing responsibility towards decisions that affect them. This will reduce the impact upon nature and will be achieved by: community training on nature friendly agriculture and raising awareness on the implementation of the “Code of good agricultural practices” followed by income-generating activities related to water resources management and community training for the formation of community based organization.
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Number of CBOs / NGOs formed or registered through the SGP project 2
Hectares of globally significant international water body or marine and coastal protected area sustainably managed or protected by SGP project 27
Pollution discharge into International Water reduced Kilogram (Kg) of Nitrogen (N) discharge into International Water reduced 68400
Number of local policies informed in international waters focal area 4
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 1500

Grantee Contact

Mrs Edit Pop
Phone: 0040 262 224035


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Baia Mare , Europe and the CIS , 430232


SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Tania Mihu
+4 021 201 7827
+4 021 201 7828
Ms. Andreea Ihos
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+4 021 201 7828


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