Directory of Azov-Black sea coastal wetlands by Gennadiy Marushevsky

By Gennadiy Marushevsky

The Azov-Black Sea coastal wetlands comprise habitats similar to reed-dominated marshes, woodland riverine flood plains, inland lakes and lagoons, limans, deltas, coastal lagoons and bays, silt and sand apartments, in addition to man made rainy lands corresponding to fish ponds, rice paddies and salt ponds. This ebook presents an outline of Azov-Black Sea coastal wetlands and wetland biodiversity for 7 international locations. The listing contains details on ninety four wetlands with a complete region of 2,486,372 ha. Thirty 5 Black Sea coastal wetlands, totalling 1,953,576 ha, are of overseas value and are unique as Ramsar websites. The higher a part of the listing comprises a sequence of nationwide stories, by way of a chain of debts of wetlands.

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0 m), catchment area 10-12 km2. When the water level is low, the connection between the northern and southern parts of the swamp is exposed, dividing the swamp into two separate water bodies. The natural connection of the basin with the sea is facilitated by a small sluice. Seawater can cross the sandbar only during low or reverse hydraulic gradients. 4. Stomoplo Marsh. Situated c. 50-100 m west of the sea, the marsh is separated from the sea by a strip of sand and dunes. Openwater area c. 6 km2; catchment area 6 km2.

Altitude: 0-100 m above sea level. Wetland type: D, E, F, J, Q, W, Xf, Tr. Other hydrologically linked wetlands: The Black Sea. Description of site: 7 protected areas, formally united as the Ropotamo Complex. The complex comprises the wetland sites: 1. Estuary of the River Ropotamo. Includes the final 7 km of the river before it reaches the sea. 7 km2. 0 (l/s)/km2). The high-water period lasts about 4 months. There is less than 100 t/km/year of floating silt. 2. Arkutino Swamp. 03 km2. Minimum depth: c.

Fauna: Relatively well studied. Mammals: 33 mammal species have been recorded at Lake Table 8. Waterbird populations at Lake Atanasovsko (1996Atanasovsko. Three species are of particular Species Breeding Non-breeding interest from the point of view of protection of pairs individuals species diversity: Suncus etruscus, Microtus guentheri and Spermophilus citellus. Only three Anas acuta 200-1,100 species of large mammals are resident in the Anas clypeata 1,000-2,550 reserve and adjacent areas: Vulpes vulpes, Anas platyrhynchos 4,600-7,900 Mustela nivalis and Sus scrofa.

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