Mures Floodplain

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Mures Floodplain

  • País: 
    Rumania
  • Número del sitio: 
    1606
  • Superficie: 
    17 166 ha
  • Fecha de designación: 
    19-01-2006
  • Coordenadas: 
    46°13'N 21°09'E
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Resumen

Mures Floodplain. 02/02/06; Arad, Timis; 17,166 ha; 46°13'N 021°09'E. Natural Park, IBA. Includes the length of the River Mures downstream from Arad to the Hungarian border. It consists of a high variety of ecosystems, a mixture of meadows, periodically flooded areas mainly covered with soft and hard wood forests, arable land and pastures, and about 40 isles on the river. The forest and old riverbed ecosystems, permanently or temporarily linked with the Mures, are among few examples of this type of habitat remaining in Europe. The present landscape results from the damming of the valley and the consequent agricultural transformation; as the lower floodplain is bordered by dams and high terraces, it is subjected to all the benefits and damage caused by floods, such as drying out of habitats in years of low flow and water-logging in high floods. Disturbance is caused by overgrazing as well as poaching of fish and game resources and introduced exotic tree species, especially Acer negundo. The main human activities are oil and timber harvesting, together with agriculture as well as sheep and cattle grazing. Amongst the many archaeological sites is the fortified settlement "Santul Mare"dating from the Bronze Age. The Hodos-Bodrog and Bezdin monasteries are also culturally important and the objective for ecumenical tourism. Ramsar site no. 1606.Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Región administrativa: 
Arad and Timis counties

  • Designación jurídica nacional: 
    • Natural Reserve
    • Natural Reserve
    • Natural Reserve
    • Natural Reserve
    • National Park
  • Fecha de última publicación: 
    02-02-2006

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