Marine Conservation organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Tuzly Lagoons National Nature Park
Tuzly Lagoons National Nature Park is a Protected area located in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Raion of Odessa Oblast, southern Ukraine. The park was set up in 2010. Also known as Tuzlovski Lagoons National Park. The lagoons are separated from the Black Sea by a 29-km long sandbar, which is 60–400 m wide and 1–3 m high. Every spring for the past 30 years, conservationists at the Tuzly Lagoons national park on the Black Sea in Ukraine have been digging shallow channels from the coastal lagoons down to the shoreline, linking the bodies of water together. The rivulets, which used to occur naturally until industrial agriculture plugged the small rivers that fed them, are a busy through-route for billions of small fish, which winter in the sea then return to the lagoons to breed.