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Published in Scientific Papers. Series B, Horticulture, Vol. LXV, Issue 1
Written by Claudia FABIAN, Ecaterina Atena PROCA

This article discusses about the wetlands as areas of major importance for both biodiversity and socio-educational activities. Generally, wetlands located near densely populated urban areas, are oases of escape and educational spaces, relaxation areas where nature can be enjoyed and discovered. The site studied in this article is in Chiajna commune, in the immediate proximity of Bucharest. The commune dispose of natural spaces with a rich biological diversity, located in the outside urban area of Chiajna commune, where the Dâmbovița river creates a flood plain. This article proposes to identify and classify the flood plain ecosystem services by presenting them as inputs for valuing a sustainable manner in the area. Although undeveloped, this floodplain is a point of attraction for the inhabitants of the area, with a pronounced potential for recreation and leisure. Following research was developed as a planning solution which respects the natural character of the area by maintaining habitats and biological diversity. The floodplain is also designed to raise awareness and inform residents about its importance and fragility.

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