Dnipro River Delta

Dnipro River Delta
Dnipro River Delta
Dnipro River Delta

Dnipro River Delta

  • Country: 
    Ukraine
  • Site number: 
    767
  • Area: 
    34,425.8 ha
  • Designation date: 
    23-11-1995
  • Coordinates: 
    46°33'N 32°27'E
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Overview

This delta of Europe’s fouth longest river includes swampy areas, floodplain forests, sandy ridges and a lake complex. The diverse vegetation consists of hydrophilic communities, islands of floodplain forest, and reed thickets, all of which provide important habitats for endemic and nationally rare species. It provides a refuge for one of the largest colonies of pelicans and storks in the region. The rich diversity of habitats and remoteness from agricultural areas provide ideal nesting ground for the Eurasian coot (Fulica atra) and the great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo). Semi-aquatic mammals such as the European otter (Lutra lutra) and the endangered European mink (Mustela lutreola) can also be found. The Site provides one of the largest water transport arteries between Ukraine and the Black Sea countries and is an important source of water for drinking and irrigation. Human activities include hunting, aquaculture, fishing and recreation. Threats to the Site include river regulation, land conversion and pollution from insufficiently treated wastewater. In 2021 the boundary was delineated more accurately, increasing the total area by 8,426 hectares.

Administrative region: 
Kherson Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Nature Park - Lower Dnieper National Nature Park
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • Other international designation
  • Last publication date: 
    19-05-2022