- Site number:2266
- Area:18,240 ha
- Designation date:29-05-2014
- Coordinates:54°59'N 28°02'E
The core area of the Site consists of a large complex of raised bogs and transition mires in their near-natural state. Waterlogged meadows and the large Mezuzol and Medzozol lakes are located among the bogs and forests, and their waterlogged state and the preservation of natural habitats have helped to conserve rare and threatened plant and animal species. The Site supports 25 species of vertebrates and nine plant species registered on the Red List of the Republic of Belarus, including the nationally critically endangered golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos and Ural owl Strix uralensis. The wetland plays a significant role in the natural functioning of the Berezina River basin and is of great hydrological importance for the adjacent areas including the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve (Ramsar Site no. 1927). The processes of peat accumulation and carbon sequestration are ongoing. Human activities relate to peat extraction, timber production, hunting, fishing and the collection of berries and mushrooms. The main threats to the Site relate to drainage, peat extraction and pollution from an increasing volume of urban wastewaters.
- National legal designation:
- Biological Reserve of Local Importance
- Last publication date:22-04-2016