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Madatapa Managed Reserve

Madatapa Managed Reserve
Georgian: მადათაფის ტბის აღკვეთილი
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Madatapa Lake
Map showing the location of Madatapa Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Madatapa Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Madatapa Managed Reserve
Map showing the location of Madatapa Managed Reserve
Location Georgia
Coordinates41°10′46″N 43°46′59″E / 41.17944°N 43.78306°E / 41.17944; 43.78306
Area13.98 km2 (5.40 sq mi)
Governing bodyAgency of Protected Areas
WebsiteJavakheti Protected Areas Administration
Official nameMadatapa Lake
Designated8 July 2020
Reference no.2435[1]

Madatapa Managed Reserve (Georgian: მადათაფის ტბის აღკვეთილი) is a protected area in Ninotsminda Municipality in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. It protects Madatapa Lake situated in the south-eastern part of the volcanic Javakheti Plateau, at an altitude of 2108 m above sea level.[2]

Madatapa Managed Reserve is part of Javakheti Protected Areas which also includes Javakheti National Park, Kartsakhi Managed Reserve, Sulda Managed Reserve, Khanchali Managed Reserve, Bugdasheni Managed Reserve.[3]

Pelicans at Madatapa lake.


Madatapa Lake is one of the most important in Georgia for breeding and staging waterbirds such as the endangered Dalmatian pelican.[4] Since 2020 the Lake has been designated as a protected Ramsar site.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Madatapa Lake". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ Madatapa in Georgia Protected Planet
  3. ^ Javakheti Protected Areas Administration
  4. ^ Evans, M. I.; Heath, Melanie F. (2000). Important bird areas in Europe: priority sites for conservation. BirdLife International. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-946888-35-1. Retrieved 6 October 2011.

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