Dniester-Turunchuk Crossrivers Area
- Site number:764
- Area:10,903.5 ha
- Designation date:28-02-1997
- Coordinates:46°28'N 30°04'E
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The Dniester River delta and floodplain lakes feature islands of floodplain forests, numerous scroll ridges, deep lakes and reedbeds. The area’s vegetation includes reed thickets, shrubs and floating plant communities. Its diverse habitats give shelter to almost 2,000 animal and plant species. More than one percent of the regional populations of the greylag goose (Anser anser) and the great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) have been recorded, and many nationally protected species nest or stop over at the Site. It also provides valuable spawning grounds for freshwater fish, many of which are commercially important. Human activities include conservation education, recreation, fishing, reed harvesting and scientific research. The Site serves as an important source of irrigation and drinking water. Its natural water dynamics have been disrupted by the construction of dykes and canals, and the operations of the Dniester Hydropower Station. In 2021 the boundary was delineated more accurately, which increased the total recorded area by 3,303 hectares.
- National legal designation:
- National Nature Park - Lower Dniester
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- Other international designation
- Last publication date:27-04-2022