Archipelago Velyki and Mali Kuchugury
- Site number:2282
- Area:7,740 ha
- Designation date:24-12-2013
- Coordinates:47°33'N 35°12'E
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The Site consists of an archipelago of sandbank islands (“big” and “small” Kuchugury), as well as the surrounding shallows in the upper reaches of the Kakhovka Reservoir in the floodplain of the Lower Dnieper (Dnipro) River in south-eastern Ukraine. It is an important nesting location for wetland bird communities; the shallow waters with rich benthos and good protection from the wind and storms are attractive to birds during moulting periods and seasonal migrations. During the autumn migration up to 30,000 waterfowl individuals have been observed. 156 bird species , 18 mammal, 54 fish, 867 insect, 163 plant, 14 alga and 16 fungus species have been recorded. A ridge of sand dunes, which are the largest location of the endemic Centaurea konkae, helps to protect the plant diversity.The Site is valuable as a reproduction site for the development of fish stocks throughout the Kakhovka Reservoir, and so the state of the wetland also influences the status of many game fish species. The wetland is of great importance as a natural filter of fresh water within the Reservoir. In this shallow part of the Reservoir, water is extracted for agricultural irrigation and also as a drinking water resource.The wetland is of great importance as a natural filter of fresh water within the Kakhovka Reservoir. In the shallow part of the reservoir, water extraction is conducted not only for irrigation of agricultural landscapes, but also as a drinking water resource.
- National legal designation:
- National Nature Park - «Velykyi Luh»
- the strictly protected zone of National Nature Park
- Last publication date:25-01-2017