Saving the Black Sea
Issue 8, June 2005
Official Publication of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution and the
GEF Ecosystems Recovery Project
Towards a new European Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment [>>]
EC Assistance to the Black Sea Commission [>>]
BSC and UNEP Take Action Against the Marine Litter [>>]
The Implementation of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan – A Bulgarian Perspective [>>]
Turkey Implements the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan [>>]
Protection and rehabilitation of the Black and Azov Seas in Ukraine [>>]
Black Sea Contingency Plan to the Protocol on Cooperation in Com-bating Pollution of the Black Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Sub-stances in Emergency Situations [>>]
Cooperation between Black Sea and Baltic Sea Experts [>>]
Black Sea GIS [>>]
Ukraine – Key Events in Environ-mental Management [>>]
Georgian Black Sea is important wintering habitat of cetaceans [>>]
Results of EuropeAid Project 2002 – 2004 in Russian Federation [>>]
The Black Sea "Shell Palace” [>>]
Black Sea Action Day [>>]
ICZM Progress in Romania [>>]
Black Sea Biodiversity and Landscape Conservation [>>]
International Black Sea Day: an Event for the Whole Public [>>]
From Black to Blue: A Sea Being Saved [>>]
October 31st 2004
Black Sea International Day was established back in 1996 when was signed The Strategic Action Plan for the Black Sea by all the 6 marine riparian countries. The act provides the most complete strategic and political development directions for the rehabilitation of one of the most polluted sea in the world.
In 2004, Mare Nostrum, Environmental NGO in based in Constanta, Romania developed its campaign on the issue of recyclable wastes in order to raise awareness of Constanta County citizens.
The young students were encouraged to collect separately wastes made of plastic and paper for further recycling. They attended a contest of recyclable waste model, representing their neighbourhood, animals, marine environments and abstract art.
Along this there was also a presentation of dresses made of recyclable waste materials. Over 1000 young students participated in these activities.
The activities included also COASTWATCH monitoring of waste on Black Sea Romanian beaches and a Beach Clean-Up action in Constanta.
The above activity was carried out by a number of more than 700 youngsters.
Black Sea Day 2004 was the frame of other two contests: one for environment press articles in which we awarded the best journalists and their articles regarding the local environment, and the second one was a photo contest trying to capture and give back representative aspect of the Romanian marine Environment