A rewilded area formerly blocked by a dam in Ukraine’s Danube Delta region near Tatarbunary on the Kohylnyk River, located in the territory of the Danube Biosphere Reserve (DBR).

Photo by (courtesy of Maxim Yakovlev/Rewilding Ukraine)

A battered old military truck and rusting Belarusian tractor are perched on the edge of degraded wetland in the heart of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. They have been hastily deployed in a desperate attempt to save an excavator from being swallowed by the squelching earth beside the obsolete Soviet dam it is trying to demolish.

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