Shatsk Lakes

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Shatsk Lakes

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  • Area: 
    32,850 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°31'N 23°49'E
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Shatsk Lakes. 23/11/95; Volynska Oblast; 32,850 ha; 51°31'N 023°50'E. National Nature Park. Bordering Belarus, this unique system of 22 lakes includes marshes, peatlands, meadows, and forests. The wetland supports reedbeds, sedges and grasses and is important for the protection of various threatened species of swamp fauna and flora. Situated on the crossroads of two main flyways, the site is important for up to 60,000 migrating, as well as internationally important numbers of breeding and molting, waterbirds and waders. Human activities include recreation, health sanitoria, hunting, fishing, livestock grazing, and haymaking. The site supports an important fishery. Ramsar site no. 775. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Volynska Oblast

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national nature park
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)