Prypiat River Floodplains

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Prypiat River Floodplains

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  • Area: 
    12,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°48'N 25°15'E
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Prypiat River Floodplains. 23/11/95; Volynska Oblast; 12,000 ha; 51°48'N 025°15'E. Regional Landscape Park, Regional Landscape Park, Hydrological Game Reserve. One of the largest wetland complexes of the Polissia biosphere region, the site borders Belarus and is situated on the crossroads of two main flyways. The site comprises rivers, lakes, marshes, peatlands, meadows, forests, and river islands. Characterized by a rich biodiversity, over 220 vertebrate species and 550 vascular plants occur at the site. An important area for numerous species of breeding, molting and migrating waterfowl and waders. The site provides important feeding and nursery areas for numerous species of freshwater fishes. Human activities include sport and commercial fishing, hunting, livestock grazing, haymaking, and recreation. Ramsar site no. 776. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

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Prypiat River Floodplains Ramsar Site is part of the "Stokhid-Prypiat-Prostyr" Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Stokhid River Floodplains Ramsar Site (No. 777) in Ukraine and Prostyr Ramsar Site (No. 1611) in Belarus. The Transboundary Ramsar Site was established in 2008.

Administrative region: 
Volynska Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • regional landscape park
    • hydrological game reserves
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)