Aquatic-coastal complex of Cape Opuk

Aquatic-coastal complex of Cape Opuk

  • Country: 
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    775 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    45°01'N 36°12'E
Materials presented on this website, particularly maps and territorial information, are as-is and as-available based on available data and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Aquatic-coastal complex of Cape Opuk. 29/07/04; Crimean AR; 775 ha; 45°01'N 036°12'E. Nature Reserve. Combination of steep limestone rocks on the seaside (marine boundary lines along 6 meter isobath), sandy-coquina spits, and a salt lake. Thousands of birds winter in the wetland complex or stop during their migrations, especially the White-fronted Goose, Mallard, Garganey, and Coot. Threatened species such as the Eagle Aquila heliaca or the Bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum occur within the area. Thickets of macrophytic algae provide a suitable habitat for protected species such as the Great Sturgeon and the Black Sea Salmon and constitute an important spawning ground for many other fish species. Dolphins and porpoises (Phocoena phocoena, Tursiops truncatus) are observed periodically. Environmental education activities and scientific researches are carried out annually. Ramsar site no. 1395. Most recent RIS information: 2003.

Administrative region: 
Crimean Autonomous Republic

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)