In the year 2001, 976 hectares of “Slano Kopovo”, a special nature reserve, was declared by the Serbian Government as a natural value of the utmost significance, rated first category. The Association of Huntsmen from Novi Becej has been nominated as its official trustee. Slano Kopovo represents one of the last preserved salt land marshes in Vojvodina. In the past, the river Tisa used to change its course frequently, flooding the nearby plains, so “Slano Kopovo” is one of the ancient meanders of the river Tisa. Slano Kopovo is an immeasurable center of the biological diversity of the flora and fauna on the territory of Vojvodina as well as an example of salty habitats at the verge of complete disappearance. It is one of the most important and most particular bird habitats in Serbia, as well as in the middle Europe. Slano Kopovo is the nesting place for a number of rare and endangered species of birds, but even more important is its significance as an en route station for birds in migration from many parts of Europe and from west Siberia. Slano Kopovo is a very special place for birds such as cranes, snipes, herons, ducks and geese. During the migration period in the spring and in the autumn, here in Slano Kopovo over 15000 grey cranes (Grus grus), over 20 000 different species of ducks, and over 5000 geese can gather in just one moment.
Reserve is managed by Hunting association Novi Bečej.