Veselovskoye Reservoir

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Veselovskoye Reservoir

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    309,000 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    46°54'N 41°01'E
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Veselovskoye Reservoir. 13/09/94; Rostov Oblast; 309,000 ha; 46°55'N 041°02'E. Hunting Reserve. A chain of reservoirs with numerous temporary water bodies and bays located in the Zapadny Manych River valley. The site includes numerous islands, vast areas of abandoned rice fields, and fishponds. Vegetation includes reedbeds, meadow, steppe vegetation, forests, and halophytic communities. The area provides habitat for large concentrations (over 250,000 individuals) of numerous species of breeding, wintering, molting, feeding, roosting and staging waterbirds, particularly geese (Anser albifrons, Branta ruficollis, Anser erythropus and Anser anser), dabbling and diving ducks. The site supports a rich diversity of flora and fauna, including numerous rare and endangered species. Ramsar site no. 672. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Rostov Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • water protecting zone
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