Braila Islands is a socio-ecological system that is located in the South East of Romania and covers a total surface area of over 2600 km2. It corresponds to a Danube and stretches 78km between Harsova and Braila. It is shared between 4 counties and is comprised of 20 administrative territorial units. It also contains 9 EUNIS level 1 habitats, including aquatic, terrestrial and socio-economical ecosystems (Cazacu et al., 2015).

Once a former wetland, the Great Braila Island consists of heavily modified ecosystems and 96.4% of the area of the island has been converted into agricultural land and it is also home to about 300,000 inhabitants

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