Zasavica

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Zasavica

  • Country: 
    Serbia
  • Site number: 
    1783
  • Area: 
    1,913 ha
  • Designation date: 
    13-03-2008
  • Coordinates: 
    44°56'N 19°31'E
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Overview

Zasavica. 13/03/08; Vojvodina; 1,913 ha; 44°56N 019°32E. Special Nature Reserve, IBA (Important Bird Area). Located in northern Ma
va, the riverine ecosystem dominates the area south of the river Sava, with the rivulet Zasavica and its tributary the Batar, for the total length of 33 km. Aquatic and swampy ecosystems line up along with fragments of floodable meadows and forests representing one of the last preserved pristine swamp areas in Serbia. The natural conditions are favorable for many rare plant and animal species, such as greater spearwort (Ranunculus lingua), water violet (Hottonia palustris), marsh nettle (Urtica kioviensis), freshwater sponge (Spongilla lacustris), a rare species of oligochaete (Rynchelmnis limnosela), Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus), ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca) as well as otter (Lutra lutra) and beaver (Castor fiber). It is also the only habitat of the mudminnow, Umbra krameri, in Serbia. Traditional grazing and cattle breeding, particularly of autochthonous races, along with the several centuries long usage of the area, supports the maintenance of grassland habitats within the Reserve. Zasavica has inspired many legends and myths, and it is woven into the cultural being of the people. Ramsar site no. 1783. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Sremska Mitrovica and Bogatić

  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    13-03-2008

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