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  • Area: 
    27,482 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    43°52'N 23°34'E
  • Transboundary Site: 
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Bistret. 13/06/12; Dolj County; 27,482 ha; 43°52'34"N 023°34'40"E. Natura 2000 (SPA). A mosaic of different habitats, including Bistret Lake, the Danube river, fishery and lagoon complexes, islands, meadows, agricultural land and forests that harbours a diversity of species of flora and fauna, especially birds. Being located along a major migratory route, the site is a nesting, resting and feeding site for many regionally and globally threatened bird species such as the endangered Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis and the vulnerable Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus. The site is used for agriculture; fishing and recreational activities. Bistret Lake acts as a water reservoir and influences the groundwater level. The area surrounding the Lake is of archaeological importance, withone of the most important Bronze Age complexes on the Lower Danube. The operation of the fish farm poses certain threats to the site, as does poaching and solid waste disposal. Ramsar Site number: 2063. Most recent RIS information: 2012.
Transboundary designation: 
Bistret Ramsar Site is part of the "Bistret - Ibisha Island" Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Ibisha Island Ramsar Site (No. 2063) in Bulgaria. The Transboundary Ramsar Site was established in April 2013.

Administrative region: 
Dolj County

  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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