Existing data on reservoir wetlands on the Dnipro were
In order to choose three potential Ramsar sites, existing data on reservoir
wetlands on the River Dnipro were summarised. Data on the current status of the
shallow areas of Kyivske, Kanivske, Kremenchutske and Kakhovske reservoirs were
An inventory of wetlands was made
Field research was conducted into the shallow areas of
Kyivske, Kanivske and Kremenchutske reservoirs. The following sites had
potential for inclusion in the Ramsar list:
“Lypivska floodplain” (west bank of Kremenchutske reservoir) protected area;
Sulska Bay (Kremenchutske reservoir);
“Protsivski shallow waters” protected area (west bank of Kanivske
mouth of the River Teteriv (Kyivske reservoir);
section between Dnipro and Prypyat (Kyivske reservoir);
delta and Kushugumske stretch of Kakhovske reservoir.
The sites are valuable landscape complexes, supporting the
biodiversity of water reservoirs as spawning sites, breeding sites for young
plant-eating fish, as well as providing habitat for water birds.
In accordance with the requirements of the Ramsar Bureau,
maps and descriptions of the following wetlands were prepared: "Lypivska
Floodplain" (area 4,500 ha), "Sulska Bay" (31,161 ha), and
"Protsivski Shallow Waters" (563 ha).
INECO prepared an appeal to the Ministry of Environmental
Protection of Ukraine to add the three Dnipro reservoir wetlands to the
Ramsar Shadow List.