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Moravské luhy (Morava flood plains). 26/05/93; 5,380 ha; 48°25'N 016°54'E. Protected Area Landscape. A section of the Morava River that forms the border with Austria and the Czech Republic. The site, the most important section of the river's floodplain, includes tributary channels, oxbow lakes, sand and gravel banks, abandoned sand and gravel pits, reedbeds, freshwater marshes, seasonal pools, wet meadows, pastures, and seasonally inundated forests. A centre of biodiversity, with 600 species of cyanophytes and algae, 880 of vascular plants, 200 species of spiders and 300 of beetles; also an important habitat for migratory bird species and a spawning ground and nursery for many natives species of fish. Part of the 'Trilateral Ramsar Platform' collaboration with Austria and the Czech and Slovak Republics and four NGOs, an initiative which won the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award in 2002. Area extended in 2003. Ramsar site no. 604. Most recent RIS information: 2002.
Established in June 2004, Moravské luhy Ramsar Site is part of the "Trilateral Ramsar Site Floodplains of the Morava-Dyje-Danube Confluence" along with Donau-March-Thaya-Auen Ramsar Site (No.272) and Untere Lobau Ramsar Site (No. 273) in Austria, and Mokrady dolního Podyjí Ramsar Site (No. 635) in Czech Republic.
- National legal designation:
- protected landscape area
- state nature reserve
- Last publication date:01-01-2002