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In Ukraine, 11 new wetlands have been recognized as Ramsar Sites. 10 of them are located in the Carpathian region.
Thus, the status of wetlands of international importance in Ukraine has a total of 50 sites with a total area of about 800,000 hectares. They are mainly located in the Black Sea and Polissia regions of the country. In the Carpathians, only Synevyr Lake had this status until now.
Of the 11 wetland sites of international importance, 10 are located in the Carpathian or Carpathian Mountains. In particular, it is part of the valley of the Dnister River, and the Burshtyn Reservoir, the Nassian Horse Marsh (one of the largest swamps of the mountain ridge, with virtually no signs of human impact), the Black Swamp Swamp, the sources of the Prut River and Pogorelets, Ozirny Chrebenets (Ozirny Chrebenets). , The Narcissus Valley, the Romania-Druzhba Cave, and the Atak-Borzhavsky floodplain on the Borzhava River.
“Much effort has been made to recognize these territories as Ramsar lands. This is the work of many scholars, non-governmental organizations and government officials. We worked on ten of them. The work lasted about ten years – it was research, preparation of justifications, work with the secretariat of the Convention. Recognizing sites of Wetlands of International Importance is an important step in paying greater attention to these sites, as water conservation and climate change issues are increasingly pressing. But there is a lot of serious work ahead to create an effective functional model to safeguard their natural values, ”says the Head of the NGO “Danube-Carpathian Program”. Bohdan Prots.
You can read more about the new Ramsar territories here