Aquatic-cliff complex of Cape Kazantyp

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Aquatic-cliff complex of Cape Kazantyp

  • Country: 
    Ukraine
  • Site number: 
    1393
  • Area: 
    251 ha
  • Designation date: 
    29-07-2004
  • Coordinates: 
    45°28'N 35°51'E
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Overview

Aquatic-cliff complex of Cape Kazantyp. 29/07/04; Crimean AR; 251 ha; 45°28'N 035°51'E. Nature Reserve. Coastal area of the Sea of Azov composed of pebble and detritus-coquina bays with thickets of macrophytic algae Cystoseira barbata and vascular plants Zannichellia major and Zostera noltii. It is an important spawning ground for crustaceans and rare fish species, such as the Great Sturgeon Huso huso ponticus, and maintains a significant proportion of indigenous fish species. The site is used as a nesting and migration stop-over, especially for the Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea, and qualifies under Criterion 6 for the bird populations of Phalacrocorax carbo, Gelochelidon nilotica and Larus genei. Marine mammals (Phocoena phocoena, Tursiops truncates) visit the area. During hot summer sometimes, fish kill occurs due to abrupt decrease of the oxygen content. The Nature Reserve has a visitors' centre and management plan. Ramsar site no. 1393. Most recent RIS information: 2003.

Administrative region: 
Crimean Autonomous Republic

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    29-07-2004

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