|Central coordinates||19o 31.00' East 44o 56.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||77 - 83m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description A wetland situated along the River Sava in the plains of Macva, near to the town of Sremska Mitrovica. Fed by underground aquifers and with a depth of up to 2.5 m, it supports abundant marsh vegetationmostly reed Phragmites. The site is surrounded by agricultural land, and remnants of forest remain (oak Quercus, ash Fraxinus, poplar Populus and willow Salix). Human activities include cattle-rearing; ecological tourism is a recent development.
Key Biodiversity Important for breeding waterbirds. Wintering species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus and Haliaeetus albicilla.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Zasavica||Special Nature Reserve||670||protected area contained by site||671|
|Zasavica||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||1,913||protected area contained by site||1,830|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland||30%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||10%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||30%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens||30%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||70%|
Protection status National Partial International None670 ha of IBA covered by Special Nature Reserve (Zasavica, 670 ha).
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