Prypiat River Floodplains

Acrocephalus paludicola
Egretta alba
Cypripedium calceolus
Lake Liubyaz
Removal of problematic vegetation on the Pripyat River
Spring concentration of migrated water birds
Swamp renaturalization in the key habitat of aquatic warbler

Prypiat River Floodplains

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The Prypiat river floodplains make up one of the largest wetland complexes of the Polissia biosphere region; it encompasses river channels, floodplains, lakes, bogs, peatlands, sand dunes, waterlogged meadows and forests. Since 2008 the Site has been part of the “Stokhid-Prypiat-Prostyr” Transboundary Ramsar Site, together with Stokhid River Floodplains (Ramsar Site no. 777) in Ukraine and Prostyr (Ramsar Site no. 1611) in Belarus. The Site is notably biodiverse: over 290 vertebrate species and 550 vascular plants can be found. Many of them are internationally endangered, such as the European eel Anguilla anguilla and the carnivorous plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa. The floodplains are situated on the crossroads of two main flyways, and so they are an important area for numerous species of breeding, moulting and migrating waterfowl and waders. Human activities include sport and commercial fishing, hunting, livestock grazing, haymaking and recreation. The greatest threat is climate change, and the related decrease in precipitation.
Transboundary designation: 
Prypiat River Floodplains is part of the Stokhid-Prypiat-Prostyr Transboundary Ramsar Site together with Stokhid River Floodplains Ramsar Site (No.777) in Ukraine and Prostyr (Site no. 1611) in Belarus. Together they constitute one of the largest complexes of floodplain meadows and mires in Europe. The Transboundary Ramsar Site was established in 2008.

Administrative region: 
Volynska Region, Liubeshiv and Ratne Districts of Volyn Region

  • National legal designation: 
    • Hydrological Reserves (zakaznyks) - Zalukhiv, Shchedrohir, Richytsia
    • National Nature Park - Prypiat-Stokhid
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • Other international designation
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