Burshtyn Water Reservoir
- Site number:2393
- Area:1,260 ha
- Designation date:20-03-2019
- Coordinates:49°13'N 24°39'E
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The Site is a reservoir constructed in 1965 to cool a thermal power plant. Because of its function, the Site’s water temperature is slightly higher than that of other water bodies in the region, preventing it from freezing during winter. This provides favourable conditions for foraging and wintering birds; the globally vulnerable common pochard (Aythya ferina) nests there in great numbers, while other species such as Mergus merganser, Bucephala clangula and Megellus albellus are found in internationally significant numbers. As of 2019, the construction was ongoing of an artificial island in the reservoir, which should provide more breeding and roosting areas for birds during migration periods. The Site is close to local towns and factories, and the main threats are overfishing and the impacts of its role in energy production.
Halych District, Ivano-Frankivsk Region
- National legal designation:
- National Nature Park - Halytskyi
- Last publication date:23-08-2019