Kyliiske Mouth

Kyliiske Mouth

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  • Area: 
    32,800 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°22'N 29°36'E
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Kyliiske Mouth (formerly Dunai Plavni). 23/11/95; Odeska Oblast; 32,800 ha; 45°23'N 029°36'E. Biosphere Reserve. First designated for the Ramsar List by the former Soviet Union on 11 October 1976. The site, a delta of a Danube River tributary, is situated along the Black Sea near the Romanian border. It comprises numerous channels, alluvial islands, swamp areas, floodplain forests, freshwater lakes, and sandy spits enclosing bays. Vegetation includes hydrophilic communities, reed and sedge marshes, and dune communities. The site supports numerous rare, relict and endemic plant species. The threatened waterbirds Pelecanus crispus and Aythya nyroc nest at the site, and the threatened Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winters in the area. The site provides habitat for large numbers of many species of wintering, migrating, breeding and molting waterbirds, as well as breeding and nursery places for fish and amphibians. Human activities include hunting, fishing, livestock grazing, haymaking, and recreation. Ramsar site no. 113. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Odeska Oblast

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • biosphere reserve
    • natural reserve
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