The world-famous natural wetlands Kopacki rit, the largest natural fish nursery, is a great place for leisure and recreation for fishermen and hunters. This is the habitat of many thousands of game animals such as roe deer, large red deer, wild boar and feathered game. It stands as an easily accessible bird watching paradise with 270 bird species recorded where anyone can witness the beauty and richness of the nature preserved at its best by taking a guided boat tour on the Kopacevo Lake.
Kopacki Rit is recognized internationally for its significance. It has been selected as the Ramsar Area protected by Ramsar Convention (Convention on internationally important flood areas), included also in the IBA (Important Bird Area) list.
Kopacki Rit is a natural wetlands reserve that has emerged on the confluence of river Drava into Danube with a flood area of approximately 17,000 hectares. It was proclaimed a protected area in 1967 and a nature reserve in 1976.
Kopački rit is a nature park, placed in the corner formed by the river Danube and its tributary Drava. Depending on the water level, the water of these two rivers constantly shapes and changes the look of Kopački Rit, creating a beautiful mosaic of lakes, canals, ponds, floodplain forests, reed beds and wet meadows. It is one of the best preserved floodplains in Europe, including the Special Zoological Reserve as the most valuable part of the Park. Kopački rit is characterized by exceptional landscape beauty and great biodiversity.
The whole area is widely known as a habitat for numerous waterfowl birds, population of a common dear and our most significant inhabitant – white tailed eagle, which is also a symbol of the Park.