Sustainable Management of the Cuejdel Natural Dam Lake—Biodiversity Conservation Principles

  • Alin Mihu-PintilieEmail author


This chapter aims to highlight the ecological features of this limnosystem that could further help to identify better solutions for the conservation of the lacustrine basin, in the context of an increasing anthropic pressure (deforestations, water pollution, uncontrolled tourist impact, etc). Cuejdel Lake was officially designated a National Natural Reserve by the Governmental Decision 2151/2004 regarding the creation of new protected areas and the conservation of natural flora and fauna habitats (IUCN IV.40 Cuejdel Lake), but this status is not enough for their protection. For this reason, it is considered that Cuejdel Lake area meets all the legislative requirements to establish a Site of Community Importance (SCI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and/or a Special Protection Area (SPA), according to Natura 2000. The research indicates that the integration of the Cuejdel Natural Reserve and its catchment basin within the Vânători-Neamț Natural Park could be the best solution to sustainable management of this hydro-morphological site and its biodiversity. Also, the preservation of the aquatorium must represent a priority for the competent authorities and for the local population, directly involved in the conservation of the largest natural dam lake in Romania.


Biodiversity Protected area Natura 2000 Anthropic pressure Sustainable management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Research Department—Field Science“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of IaşiIaşiRomania

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