Prut River Headwaters
- Site number:2395
- Area:4,935.4 ha
- Designation date:20-03-2019
- Coordinates:48°10'N 24°33'E
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The Site is a collection of peat bogs, lakes, streams, watercourses, riparian zones and centuries-old forests in the Chornohora mountain range of the Ukrainian Carpathians. The Site acts as a flood regulator, and a fresh water reservoir, directly providing fresh water to more than 5,000 people. It provides habitat to 35 nationally threatened species, of which 23 are globally threatened. More than half of all the species found in the Ukrainian Carpathians can be found within the Site, making it a representative biodiversity hotspot. The Site’s various wetland habitats give shelter to several species of amphibians during their breeding and juvenile growth periods. It contains a sizeable network of ecological trails with botanical, zoological and landscape themes, which make it a very popular tourist attraction, and at the same time exposes it to human impacts. The Site is managed by the Carpathian National Nature Park, within which it lies.
Nadvirna District (Nadvirnianskyi Raion), Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ukraine
- National legal designation:
- National Nature Park - Carpathians
- Last publication date:23-08-2019