Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

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Lonjsko Polje Nature Park

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  • Area: 
    51,218 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°21'N 16°49'E
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Lonjsko polje Nature Park. 18/01/93; Sisak-Moslavina, Brod-Posavina Counties; 51,218 ha; 45°2143N 16°5002E. Nature Park, Ornithological Reserve, Protected Landscape, Wilderness Area. A vast floodplain along the Sava River, covered by oak alluvial forest, alder swamp forests, wet meadows and pastures. The area supports more than two thirds of Croatian bird species (250 species), 138 of which breed in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park. The area also supports stable populations of species that depend on the forest integrity, such as the White-Tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla and the Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquilla pomaria. The site is also one of the biggest spawning areas for fish in the Danube basin. Ecological processes and inundation dynamics set the pattern for the traditional land use, creating a unique mosaic of anthropogenic and natural habitats important for the preservation of biological and landscape diversity. Land use activities are, among others, grazing, hunting, fishing and water management. The natural floodplain areas are used for floodwater retention. Ramsar Site no. 584. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Sisačko-moslavačka & Brodsko-posavska Counties

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Park
    • ornithological reserve
    • Architectural Heritage Village
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