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Protected Wetland Areas Along the Danube River in Serbia Biljana Panjkovic Ph.D. Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia Tulcea, Romania 18-20 April.

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1 Protected Wetland Areas Along the Danube River in Serbia Biljana Panjkovic Ph.D. Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia Tulcea, Romania April 2007

2 Protected Areas along the Danube Protected areas – 16 Areas proposed for protection – 5 Ramsar site - 1 IBAs – 7 IPAs – 5 IPA

3 SNR Gornje Podunavlje Transboundary protected area ( ha in Serbia) Nominated for Ramsar site (2007) IPA (2005) IBA (1989) ICPDR (2004) Proposal for Biosphere Reserve Ongoing conservation projects: –Establishing EMERALD network in Serbia and Montenegro - EMERALD network in Serbia –Ecotourism as a tool for improoving nature management in the Middle Danube Floodplains spanning Hungary, Croatia and Serbia (WWF) –Integrating local communities and nature protection in the European Green Belt – Habitat mapping (IUCN)

4 Habitat types Code EUNISCode description SNR Gornje Podunavlje

5 SNR Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski rit Protected area of 4840 ha, threatened by water regime changes and water pollution Potential Ramsar site IPA (2005) IBA (1989)

6 1.Evaluation of ecological characteristics of site 2.Ecological restoration of flooded meadows 3.Management of hydrological regime in accordance of the interests of nature conservation 4.Construction of educational paths for visitors 5.Presentations and promotions of natural values Goals: Ongoing project Ecological Wetlands Restoration

7 Main tasks: Oxbow revitalisation Removal of overgrowth of invasive plant species from wet meadows Special measures of conservation for autochtonous willow and poplar forests Area restorated by project: 50 ha (Kurjacke grede)

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19 NP Djerdap Total area: ha The Djerdap gorge is the largest and the most famous water breakthrough in Europe. On a relatively limited space are many geological, geomorphologic, mineralogical, petrographic, paleontologic, climatic, edaphic, phyto-cenological, phyto-geographical, floral, faunal but also cultural- historical and archeological phenomena.

20 NP Djerdap INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE – UNESCO (World natural heritage) – BIOSPHERE RESERVE – Proposal for Biosphere Reserve Network (UNESCO, MaB, Project Man and biosphere) – IBA National Park Djerdap – YU 34 SE (65000 ha) Project by IUCN & EUROPARC: Support to Protected Border Areas that is contained in the Action Plan Parks for Life. Protected Border Area is being considered within the scope of joint protection with neighboring area in Romania.

21 Radujevac wetland site proposed for protection The construction of Djerdap accumulations in the 1980s cut the migration route of some fish species, Only spawning site in Serbia for fishes from family Acipenseridae - beluga (Huso huso), Danubian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedti), sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), stellate sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) and ship sturgeon (Acipenser nudiventris), and from family Clupeidae - Black Sea shad (Alosa pontica) and Danubian shad (Alosa caspia nordmani).

22 e- mail: natureprotection.org.yu Thank you for your attention!


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