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The Lower Prut ecological region declared Moldova's first Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO
By: Moldova Travel
A quiet country, Moldova is being discovered as a valuable tourism destination for precisely the kind of habitat UNESCO aims to preserve. For gourmands, soft adventure travelers, culture junkies, and journalists, this is an undiscovered gem that offers unique experiences, opportunities, and an escape from crowded, more-expected, locales.
Biosphere reserves are designed to conserve the natural habitat and curb the impact of human activity through sustainable practices of resource use. Sustainability and the preservation of the region are top priorities, and the designation of the Lower Prut as an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve confirms and encourages proper management of the land.
Known for rare plants and wildlife, grants have been provided to Valeni village guesthouses, within the region, to renovate and renew tourism facilities, as well as innovate the tourism experience. Apart from natural tourism, the village is known for its rich culture, attracting visitors to travel for both wine and music by Bunica Care Bate Toba, a Moldovan group that performed in Eurovision. New routes offering hiking, biking, boating, and bird-watching crisscross the Lower Prut.
The development and expansion of rural tourism in Moldova and the Lower Prut is made possible through support provided by USAID and Sweden.
For photos, press inquiries, and more information about the Lower Prut (https://en.unesco.org/