Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit

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Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit

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    8,292 ha
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    45°10'N 20°04'E
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Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit.08/03/12; Vojvodina; 8,292 ha; 45°10'40"N 020°04'10"E. Special Nature Reserve, IBA. A well preserved mosaic of river arms, ridges, meanders, canals, ponds, reed beds, wet meadows, marshes, pastures and forests along both sides of the Danube. This alluvial area is shaped by regular flooding and vegetation succession, as well as by human activities, and harbours large numbers of threatened plant species such as Water Violet Hottonia palustris and Four-leaved Clover Marsilea quadrifolia. It is crucial as a spawning ground for many fish species such as Sterlet Acipenser ruthenus and important for many birds, including Black Stork Ciconia nigra, amphibians like Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus, and diverse species of invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. It is used for forestry, hunting, traditional fishing as well as for cattle breeding to preserve native species of horses, donkeys and cows. Pristine landscapes, authentic settlements and monuments of cultural and historical significance make the site attractive as a tourist destination. Various factors threaten this site including the spread of invasive plant species, reed burning, illegal fishing and hunting, and infrastructure developments. Ramsar Site no. 2028. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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    • Special Nature Reserve - Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit
    • scientific research reserve - Kozjak
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