Kartal Lake

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Kartal Lake

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  • Area: 
    500 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°18'N 28°31'E
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Kartal Lake. 23/11/95; Odeska Oblast; 500 ha; 45°18'N 028°31'E. A system of small, interconnected floodplain lakes set in the lower Danube basin. Vegetation consists of emergent and submergent plant communities. Numerous species of rare and protected species of plants occur. The site is important for migrating, breeding (25,000 pairs), and molting birds, and supports internationally important numbers of nesting Phalacrocrax pygmeus. Of the 140 bird species occurring at the site, 32 are nationally rare. It provides important breeding and nursery areas for fish and amphibians. Human activities include conservation education, recreation, livestock grazing, haymaking, and an important fishery. Ancient burial sites are being excavated. Ramsar site no. 761. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Odeska Oblast

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    • none
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)