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The Tulcean territory is declared to host 32 natural reserves, some of worldwide significance, distinguishing themselves by the landscapes of remarkable ecologic and aesthetic value, inhabited by rare species of plants and animals: the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and the Măcin Mountains National Park (the most important protected regions), Cocoş Monastery, Colţanii Mari, Enisala, Mount Consul, Lake Traian, Körum Tarla, Bujorului Hill, Chervant-Priopcea, Călugăru-Iancina, Babadag- Codru Forest, Sarica Hill, Beştepe Hills, Uspenia, Edirlen, Casimcea, Războieni, Peceneaga, Mândreşti Hill, Măgurele, Deniztepe Hill, Carasan - Teke, Ostrovului Valley, Ghiunghiurmez Hill, Valea Oilor (Sheep Valley), Fântâna Mare (The Great Fountain), Muchiile Cernei - Iaila, Mount Secaru, Agighiol Geological Reserve, Beidaud, Mahomencea Valley.
The relief of Tulcea features two distinct physical-geographical units: a higher one, on the central-western side, combining elements of the oldest relief of the Romanian territory (Măcin Mountains) and the newest land of Europe (the Danube Delta).
The Climate of Tulcea is typically temperate, with an enhanced continental tendency, displaying warm summers and cold winters – with frequent blizzards and little fallout. The seacoast of the county enjoys a milder climate due to the Black Sea influences.
Due to the auspicious conditions developed by the great range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, as well as the proximity of certain sub-areas of the Palaearctic faunistic region (e.g. Mediterranean, Pontian, Euro-Asian), the D.D.R.B. (Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve) fauna accommodates more than 3.600 species.
Mammals are represented by 28 species, including species of European preservation importance, such as the otter and the European mink. The musk and the wild bore have economic importance for their fur and game respectively.