Zasavica Special Nature Reserve
The Zasavica Special Nature Reserve is the former and abandoned riverbed of the Sava River covering 671 hectares. Zasavica Special Nature Reserve is located 70 km west of Belgrade, in the southern part of the Vojvodina Province and in northern part of the Mačva area. The base of the Zasavica Nature Reserve make water surfaces of Jovac and Prekopac canals, arranged natural course of the Batar stream, as well as the Zasavica River itself. Zasavica Nature Reserve is characterized by the presence of rare, endemic and relict species of birds, herbs and animals. Some endangered fish species not only in Serbia, but also in Europe, like” Umbra krameri” /European mudminnow/ or “Lutra”, live only in Zasavica Nature Reserve.
In 1997 Zasavica was declared protected Nature Reserve in Serbia. Since 2001 Zasavica Nature Reserve is member of the Europarc Federation. Zasavica Nature Reserve is the last sanctuary of beavers and other endangered species of Serbia and Europe. The most modern, fully equipped auto camp has been established in Zasavica Nature Reserve, which provides outstanding possibilities for vacations in intact nature. The area of Zasavica Nature Reserve offers great educational and recreational possibilities, including wildlife observation, sports, bird-watching, fishing, boat rides, camping, photographing and hiking.