- Site number:2066
- Area:19,594 ha
- Designation date:13-06-2012
- Coordinates:43°44'N 25°12'E
Suhaia.13/06/12; Teleorman County; 19,594 ha; 43°44'17"N 025°11'33"E. Avian Protection Site, Natura 2000 (SPA), IBA. Located along a major migratory route and comprising Suhaia Lake, the Danube river, connecting channels, fishing ponds, reed beds, swamps and rice fields. The site offers habitat to numerous threatened species of birds which feed, rest and breed here, including 21 bird species of European importance as well as the globally vulnerable Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus. Moreover, several threatened species of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals can be found, including the globally vulnerable European Mudminnow Umbra krameri. Suhaia Lake plays a significant role in groundwater replenishment and had an important flood control function prior to the embankment of the Danube. Human uses include aquaculture, agriculture, forestry and recreational activities. Illegal burning of vegetation, poaching and the overuse of fertilizers threaten the ecological character of the site. Ramsar Site number: 2066. Most recent RIS information: 2012.
Together with Belene Islands Complex Ramsar Site (No. 1226) in Romania, Suhaia Ramsar Site is part of the "Suhaia - Belene Islands Complex" Transboundary Ramsar Site established in April 2013.
- National legal designation:
- Area for Special Avian Protection
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:13-06-2012