- Site number:2140
- Area:17,048 ha
- Designation date:07-09-2012
- Coordinates:51°54'N 27°36'E
Stary Zhaden. 07/09/2012; Gomel Region; 17,048 ha; 51°5301N 027°3552E. Important Bird Area, Protected area with Sustainable Use of Natural Resources. A Belarusian Polesie complex wetland system, formed by fens combined with sphagnum transitional mires of boreal type and sphagnum bogs. The site is characterized by a diversity of geomorphological conditions and relatively high biodiversity. It plays an important hydrological role in water purification, maintenance of groundwater levels and water supply during the dry season. Land uses include forestry, farming, recreation and hunting. The main factors threatening the ecological character of the wetland are logging, fires, drainage, poaching, recreational disturbances caused by mass collection of berries and mushrooms, and significant radioactive contamination caused by the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Ramsar Site no. 2140. Most recent RIS information: 2013.
- National legal designation:
- Hydrological Reserve of National Importance
- Last publication date:01-01-2013