The Oder Delta, spreading between the border of Poland and Germany, is a unique region with a rich mosaic of large wild continental, marine and freshwater ecosystems.
It is strategically located on one of the ecological crossroads in Europe being one of the most exciting wild areas in north-central Europe. The vast natural areas are mainly taken care of by nature itself and wildlife has begun to thrive in more natural densities. The region stretches over more than 250,000 hectares, of which nearly 70,000 hectares are the open waters of the lagoon.
The Oder Delta is an important stop-over site for migrating water birds using the East Atlantic Flyway. The abandonment of agricultural lands happening during the last decades has benefitted rising populations of the white-tailed eagle now having the highest breeding density in the European Union, otter, beaver, salmon, sea trout and many other species.
Not far from Berlin and close to Szczecin and resorts along the Baltic coast, this wild landscape can create new sources of income and pride for the local people. A sustainable development combined with rewilding activities can secure these wild treasures of the Oder Delta so that they can serve as new economic opportunities for local people.