The Lower Dniester National Park (https://lower-dniester.org/) is a state-protected area of international importance in the Republic of Moldova. It was created in April 2022. Also it is recognised as an international zone Nr. 1316 under the Ramsar Convention on 20 August 2003.
The territory of the area includes 4 villages from Causeni district and 8 villages from Ştefan-Voda rayon. The total area of the site is 60638 ha and includes 18 natural complexes, the largest being Copanca-Leuntea (2397 ha), Lunca Talmaza (1592 ha), Zaozernoe-Nucari (1542 ha), Cioburciu-Răscăeţi (1234 ha) and Olanesti – Crocmaz (1478 ha). Moreover, the Lower Dniester National Park is an important part of Moldova’s national natural and cultural heritage and has been designated thanks to the studies and descriptions made by the Ecological Society “BIOTICA”, PA EcoContact in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Moldova.
Biotica and Arnika jointly organise and support a variety of environmental activities taking place in this National Park, be it promotion of sustainable soft tourism, initiation and coordination of round tables and working groups in the park's municipalities, organising events for the general public, excursions, local measures, trainings for volunteer inspectors (rangers) or tree planting. The national park shall protect the entire area, but specifically its core wetlands in the Dniester River Downstream.