Skadarsko Jezero

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Skadarsko Jezero

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    20,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    42°12'N 19°16'E
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Skadarsko Jezero. 15/12/95; Montenegro; 20,000 ha; 42°12'N 019°17'E. National Park; Ornithological Reserve, Scientific Reserve. A natural freshwater lake of tectonic-karst origin, supporting a lush wetland vegetation of various reed, sedge and willow species. The site includes woodlands and sub-Mediterranean communities. The diverse fauna includes endemic invertebrates, numerous fish species, and mammals. The site is important for nesting, staging and wintering waterbirds of various species, some of which are globally threatened. Large numbers of waterbirds occur during spring migration. Human activities include fishing, hunting and poaching. Subject of a Ramsar Advisory Mission, 2005. Ramsar site no. 784. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

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    • national park
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