Svislochsko-Berezinskiy

Meadows and swamps within the site are located mainly within rivers' floodplains, old river's channels.

Svislochsko-Berezinskiy

  • Country: 
    Belarus
  • Site number: 
    2268
  • Area: 
    18,341 ha
  • Designation date: 
    30-03-2015
  • Coordinates: 
    53°22'N 28°59'E
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Overview

Svislochsko-Berezinskiy is located where the Svisloch and Olsa rivers flow into the Berezina river. Over 80% of the Site is covered by forests adjoining the Berezina and Svisloch floodplains, but it also encompasses lakes, fen, transition mires and raised bogs. The wetland supports plant and animal populations which are important for maintaining the biological diversity of the Predpolesie region, which is on the border of the Boreal and Continental biogeographic regions. More than 650 upper vascular plant species are registered within the Site. The floodplain meadows along the Olsa and Berezina are important stopovers during migration for waders and ducks, including large numbers of white-winged tern Chlidonias leucopterus and ruff Philomachus pugnax. The globally threatened sterlet Acipenser ruthenus can also be found on the Site. The Berezina river floodplain, fen mires and lakes are important for flood control. The Site also plays an important role in ensuring water quality and maintaining groundwater reserves which supply surface wetland complexes. The wetland is important for timber production and for the provision of water for industry as well as drinking water. The main factors affecting the ecological character of the Site relate to the burning of vegetation in the floodplains and to unstable flood regimes, which cause the drying out of tree stands, and increase the vulnerability to forest pests and the risk of fires during dry years.

Administrative region: 
Osipovichi, Klichev and Kirov districts/Mogilev region

  • National legal designation: 
    • Republican Landscape Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    22-04-2016

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