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Kopački Rit
Kopački Rit
(Kopački Tršćak), is a nature park in eastern Croatia in municipalities of Bilje
and Kneževi Vinogradi. It is located northwest of the confluence of the Drava
and the Danube, situated at the border with Serbia. It comprises many backwaters and ponds along the Danube. It is one of the most important, largest and most attractive preserved intact wetlands in Europe.


1 Fauna & Flora 2 Access 3 See also 4 External links

Fauna & Flora[edit]

Kopački rit water lilies and reeds

A part of Kopački Rit
Kopački Rit
has been designated as a zoological reserve. Around 260 various bird species nest here (wild geese and ducks, great white egret, white stork, black stork, white-tailed eagle, crows, coots, gulls, terns, kingfishers, European green woodpecker, etc.), and there are many other species using this area as a temporary shelter on migration from the northern, cooler regions to the southern, warmer areas and vice versa. There are 40-odd fish species (pike, ide, tench, bream, carp, catfish, pike-perch, perch, etc.). Several various mammal species inhabit the land (red deer, roe deer, wild boar, wild cat, pine marten, stone marten, weasel, sable, otter, etc.). Daily passes can be purchased at the visitors center. Kopački Rit
Kopački Rit
also has over 140 recorded species of plant—some of which are very rare and only found in a few places in Croatia. Notable species include white water lilies (lat. nyphaea alba), irises (lat. iris variegata); azola, black sedge (lat. carex nigra), reeds (lat. phragmites australis); siberian cattail; laxmannov cattail (lat. typha laxmannii); and vodoljub (lat. Butomus umbellatus). Access[edit]

Kopački rit cafe and visitors center

The proximity of the big city of Osijek
and its surroundings, as well as excellent communications (by road, railway, plane and ship) enable a high visiting rate. The beauty of "intact" nature, the multitude of waters, flora and fauna attract not only excursionists and visitors but also many experts and scientists from the whole of Europe. Guided tourist visits by panoramic ships, boats, team of horses or on foot are available. Some packages offer the possibility of photographing or video-recording animals, birds in particular. Angling and hunting are allowed in certain parts of Kopački Rit, which are put under less strict protection such as Vemeljski Dunavac, Danube
river, Podunavlje channels, and the area by the Zlatna greda pump station. The international bicycle routes "Pannonian Peace Route" and "Danube Route" lead through Kopački Rit, which has become the first centre for cycle-tourists in Croatia. Bikes are also available for rent through the visitors center. See also[edit]

Ekološko društvo Zeleni Osijek Kopačevo

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 45°37′51″N 18°53′31″E / 45.63083°N 18.89194°E / 45.63083; 18.89194

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Protected areas of Croatia

National parks

Brijuni Kornati Krka Mljet Northern Velebit Paklenica Plitvice Lakes Risnjak

Nature parks

Biokovo Kopačevo
Marsh Lastovo Lonjsko polje Medvednica Papuk Telašćica Učka Velebit Lake Vrana Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje

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Hydrography of Croatia


Bednja Boljunčica Bosut Cetina Česma Danube Dobra Drava Gacka Glina Glogovnica Ilova Jadro Karašica Karašica Korana Krapina Krka Kupa Kupčina Lika Lonja Mirna Mrežnica Mura Neretva Odra Ombla Orljava Pakra Plitvica Raša Rječina Sava Slunjčica Spačva Studva Sunja Sutla Trnava Una Vuka Zrmanja


Vrana (Dalmatia) Dubrava Peruća Prokljan Varaždin Vrana (Cres) Krušćica Plitvice Baćina Trakošćan

Valleys, estuaries, canyons, wetlands

Lim Paklenica Kopački Rit Lonjsko Polje


Galovački buk Skradinski buk Roški slap Štrbački buk Large waterfal


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