Sasyk Lake

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Sasyk Lake

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  • Area: 
    21,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    45°40'N 29°40'E
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Sasyk Lake. 23/11/95; Odeska Oblast; 21,000 ha; 45°40'N 029°41'E. Artificially maintained as a freshwater area by pumping, the site consists of a reservoir near the Danube Delta and the Black Sea and includes various floodplain areas. Vegetation consists of emergent and submergent plants and salt meadows and includes nationally rare and relic species. The wetland is important for numerous species of migrating, breeding (25,000 pairs), and molting waterbirds and supports seasonal concentrations of up to 100,000 individuals. Large numbers of the threatened species Pelecanus onocrotalus and Branta ruficollis occur at the site. Numerous species of fish also occur. Human activities include an important fishery, forestry, livestock grazing, environmental education, recreation, and scientific research. The site is of religious and archaeological importance. Ramsar site no. 762. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Odeska Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • national nature park
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Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)