Besarabia is a historical region in the southwest of Ukraine, bordering Moldova and Romania. It is bounded by the Dnister River flowing into the Dnister Estuary on one side and the Danube River into the Black Sea on the other. It's a sunny steppe region with fertile soils, estuaries, and lakes. There are numerous vineyards, rice fields, and rare bird species here. Ancient Greek cities stood on these lands, and many tribes settled here. Today, the region is ethnically diverse: for example, large communities of Bulgarians, Albanians, and Gagauzes live here. They engage in farming and fishing and protect natural parks. One of the largest cities in the region is Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, known for its Akkerman Fortress.
Vylkove in Bessarabia is the only Ukrainian town where people use canals to move around. It is worth seeing!
Did you know that the biggest population of rosy pelicans spends their summer between Ukraine and Romania? Their population is growing.
The Danube delta
A long beach and a unique place where the Black Sea merges with two estuaries. It's all about Zatoka. Take a look how breathtaking it is!
The ecosystem of the Danube region near the village of Orlivka suffers from climate change. The black buffaloes help to save it. Are you wondering how? Watch our video!