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Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  

Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Koper - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve

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Koper is an old town in the southwestern Slovenia. It is situated on the Adriatic coast of the Istrian peninsula. With Slovenian independance in 1991, it became the only commercial port in Slovenia. The most famous attraction is the Praetorian Palace on the city square.
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve is located near the city. For visitors is open all year around. For several centuries, man has interfered with the natural environment of the Skocjan Bay. Used as a waste disposal site, the bay was gradually transformed into a shallow semi-enclosed lagoon. In the 1980s its ultimate degradation seem inevitable not merely due to the draining and uncontrolled waste disposal but also because the lagoon water was heavily polluted. Since its restoration completed in 2007, Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve, the northernmost brackish wetland in the Mediterranean, has resumed its role as an internationally important stopover, wintering and breeding site for many bird species. In the open area of the northern part of Bertoška bonifika food supply is abundant. The diversity of freshwater life ranging from aquatic plants to a wealth of tiny water creatures – small fishes, tadpoles, shrimps, oligomers, dragonfly and others – attracts a large number of waterfowl to this part of the reserve. Greylag Geese Anser anser, large and noisy waterfowl, feed on plants such as roots, sprouts, leaves of aquatic plants and grass on wet meadows. Reedbeds are a very important habitat for many animals species as they provide excellent shelter and a good place for feeding and breeding.
Reeds can only thrive in permanently inundated terrains. The habitat has become home to a number of birds species, including the Little Bittern, Great Reed Warbler and Reed Warbler, which have adapted to live in this special environment.


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Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Start of the circular trail around Skocjanski zatok

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Start of the circular trail around Skocjanski zatok
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Information board - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve

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Information board - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Information centre

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Information centre
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point near the Information centre

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Observation point near the Information centre
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Meadows

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Meadows
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Circular educational trail around Skocjanski zatok

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Circular educational trail around Skocjanski zatok
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point - Wet meadows

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Observation point - Wet meadows
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Wet meadows

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Wet meadows
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Wet meadows with Istrian cattle

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Wet meadows with Istrian cattle
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Istrian cattle

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Istrian cattle
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Path to the observation point

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Path to the observation point
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point - Halophythes

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Observation point - Halophythes
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Halophythes

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Halophythes
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Koper

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Koper
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Footpath

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Footpath
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point in the direction of Port Koper

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Observation point in the direction of Port Koper
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Reedbeds

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Reedbeds
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Wooden bridge to the observation point

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Wooden bridge to the observation point
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Open water-bodies

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Open water-bodies
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Heron

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Heron
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Educational Trail

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Educational Trail
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point

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Observation point
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation point - Marshes and herons

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Observation point - Marshes and herons
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Observation window

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Observation window
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve

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Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Marshes and herons

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Marshes and herons
Skocjanski zatok Nature Reserve  - Footpath around Skocjanski zatok

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Footpath around Skocjanski zatok

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Data

Municipality: KOPER (51794 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Koper (25521 population), Sv. Anton (1971), Dekani (1632), Spodnje Škofije (1432), Hrvatini (1292),

Pobegi (1254), Prade (1233), Zgornje Škofije (989), Bertoki (985), Šmarje (897), Kampel (770), Vanganel (654), Gažon (624), Šalara (620), Bonini (610), Bošamarin (602), Kolomban (596), Čežarji (587), Škocjan (587), Plavje (565), Marezige (544), Manžan (506), Krkavče (323), Babiči (310), Puče (271), Koštabona (250), Gračišče (244), Črni Kal (229), Boršt (207), Tinjan (197), Srgaši (187), Pomjan (182), Osp (181), Jelarji (180), Kubed (179), Triban (173), Rižana (159), Popetre (150), Čentur (147), Premančan (142), Lopar (141), Podgorje (140), Pregara (138), Hrastovlje (134), Cerej (126), Kortine (122), Movraž (122), Grintovec (118), Grinjan (117), Barizoni (117), Rakitovec (114), Gabrovica pri Črnem Kalu (108), Dol pri Hrastovljah (97), Loka (96), Cepki (85), Kastelec (80), Črnotiče (79), Predloka (79), Poletiči (79), Zazid (78), Krnica (78), Montinjan (76), Labor (73), Bezovica (68), Brezovica pri Gradinu (66), Truške (66), Lukini (64), Topolovec (63), Gradin (62), Sočerga (60), Glem (59), Kozloviči (53), Trsek (51), Trebeše (51), Podpeč (47), Butari (46), Župančiči (45), Sirči (43), Smokvica (37), Bočaji (31), Dvori (29), Zabavlje (28), Socerb (27), Praproče (25), Rožar (25), Koromači - Boškini (23), Fijeroga (23), Abitanti (22), Dilici (15), Stepani (15), Maršiči (13), Pisari (12), Šeki (12), Galantiči (11), Belvedur (7), Tuljaki (6), Olika (5), Sokoliči (3), Karli (2), Močunigi (0), Brežec pri Podgorju (0), Peraji (0), Zanigrad (0), Brič (0)

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