The Special Nature Reserve Zasavica is situated in the South-East Europe, in the Republic of Serbia, on the territory of South Voivodina and North Macva, east of the Drina River and south of the Sava River. It comprises territories of Sremska Mitrovica and Bogatić municipalities .
The coordinates, according to Greenwich are 44° 52′ 56″ and 44° 58′ 04″ N, and 19° 24′ 07″ and 19° 36′ 31″ E.
The area is dominated by a reverie biotop of the Zasavica River, in the length of 33.1 km. It is mosaic of aquatic and wetland ecosystems with fragments of flooded forests.
The area of protected asset is 1825 ha, with 675 ha in the first degree protection regime.The backbone of the Reserve make Jovaca and Prekopac canals, Batar creek, and Zasavica river, which is connected to the Sava River directly through Bogaz canal. Zasavica River is also supplied by ground waters from the Drina River. The whole system belongs to the Black Sea catchement area and it presents one of few authentic and preserved wetlands of the region.
This calm flatland river provides conditions for survival of numerous and diverse wildlife. This area was put under protection in 1997, on the proposition of the Institute for Protection of Nature of Serbia, in order to preserve the river and it’s coastal areas, as the natural asset of greatest importance.
Zasavica is a part of a national network of Ramsar sites (wetlands protected according to the Ramsar Convention), and according to IUCN management categories, it is Habitat and species management area – category IV. Since 2001 Zasavica is a member of The Europark Federation.
Text taken from www.zasavica.org.rs