Tendrivska Bay

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Tendrivska Bay

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  • Area: 
    38,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    46°13'N 31°55'E
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Tendrivska Bay. 23/11/95; Khersonska Oblast; 38,000 ha; 46°14'N 031°56'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 16 June 1993; removed from the Record, 29/08/03. Chornomorskyi Biosphere Reserve. A saltwater lagoon of varying salinity, separated from the Black Sea by sandy spits. The site includes islands, numerous lakes, and temporary waterbodies. Vegetation is characterized by brackish and saltwater associations, kelpbeds, reedbeds, a rich aquatic vegetation, and abundant crustaceans and mollusks. Large numbers of numerous species of waterfowl nest and stage, and up to 700,000 individuals (including the globally threatened duck Aythya nyroca and goose Branta ruficollis) winter at the site. Human activities include commercial fishing, recreation, hunting, and conservation education. There is disturbance from commercial fishing and pollution by industrial and agricultural waste water; these impacts led to listing on the Montreux Record in 1993. The site was removed from the Montreux Record in 2003. Ramsar site no. 768. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Khersonska Oblast

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • bioshpere reverve
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