WELCOME TO HOMEPAGE OF BARDACA WETLAND
About Bardaca Wetland
It is typically a wetland defined by its position along the Sava and Vrbas rivers. This complex includes Bardacha fishponds, flood meadows and forests, cultivated land and inhabited areas.
In this wetland region is registered 280 plant species, which belongs to 71 families. Some of them are: Urticilario vulgaris-Ceratophylletum demersi, Salvinia natans-Hydrocharietum morus rane, Marsilia quadrifolia-natans, Trapetum natantis typicum, Nupharetum lutae typicum, Scirpetum lacustris typicum, Phragmitetum austrialis, Irisetum pseudacorus, etc.
The area is an important for nesting, feeding and resting site for migratory waterfowls. In Bardacha were observed 178 bird species (Obratil, 1973.). This is the only habitat where the following species nest: Plegadis falcinellus (glossy ibis), Platalea leucordia (spoonbill), Larus ridibunds (black-headed gull), Chlidonias hybrida (whiskered tern) and Sterna hirundo (common tern).
Out of 115 bird species observed at nesting time, 84 species actually nest in the area of the fishpond and its surroundings, where as the nesting sites of the remaining 31 species are still unknown.
Fish fauna in the Bardacha area includes 26 species, of which breading fish ponds are predominantly settled by 3 species which are: carp, grey tolstolobic and amur, and to a smaler extent sheatfish, perch and pike.
At the present, the wetland region Bardacha is endangered of decreasing of biodiversity, including globally endangered species of waterfowls (for example glossy ibis, spoonbill, black-headed gull etc.), because of the land user’s – limited experience in sustainable management and use of natural resources. This stipulates a need for this project.