Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning, based on study of the Institute for Nature Protection of Serbia designated Koviljsko Petrovaradinski rit (8.292 hectares, 45 ° 10 '40 "N 020 ° 04'10" E), special nature reserve and IBA for inclusion on the list of wetlands of international importance. This area is well preserved mosaic of river backwaters, meanders, channels, ponds, wet meadows, marshes, pastures and woods along both sides of the Danube. This alluvial area is formed by regular flooding, and succession of vegetation and human activity, and is the habitat of many endangered plant species, such as Hottonia palustris and Marsilea quadrifolia.
Also, this is a critical spawning ground for many species of fish such as sturgeon Acipenser ruthenus and important area for many birds, including the Black stork Ciconia nigra, amphibians like Triturus cristatus, and various species of invertebrates, reptiles and mammals. It is used for forestry, hunting, fishing and cattle breeding to preserve the native species of horses, donkeys and cows.
Some photographs can be seen at http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-news-archives-2012-serbia-koviljsko/main/ramsar/1-26-45-520%5E25691_4000_0__