According to magyarorszagom.hu, there is a place in Hungary, which is graciously called the Amazonas of Europe. In the southern part of the country, the area surrounded by River Danube, Drava and Mura is one of the Hungarian biosphere reserves, which are designated nature reserves in UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme. Get to know this unique region 🙂
The function of these reserves is to present the balanced relationship between man and nature. Their tasks include the preserving of the natural values and diversity of the given region and the assuring of sustainable development.
The Mura-Drava-Danube biosphere reserve’s 631 hectare area is one of the biggest intact natural regions in the Danube Basin. The area lies between the lower estuary of River Mura and Drava, and the upper estuary of River Danube and Drava.
Despite the human interference, the triangle of the three rivers is the home of a fantastic biological diversity and a unique natural habitat. There is a floodplain forest here, as well as small islands, rock and sand reefs, and a surface furrowed by anabranches and backwaters. Still, the biggest value of the reserve is the diversity of bird species and the stable fish stock.
It is often referred to as the Amazonas of Europe due to its wildness. This section of the rivers belongs to the less controlled ones in Hungary, this is where the “Amazonas” title originates from.
And we have every reason to preserve our youngest biosphere reserve in its current state. The remained natural forms of the current system reduce the risk of floods and ensure the quality of the water. Moreover, the region is a great recreational place.
Featured image: www.amazon-of-europe.com