Video clips from documentary
"People of the Neretva" by Obrad Gluscevic


Ladja & trupa


Traditional songs by folklore group "Metkovic"

Neretvian plain field
Oh, my tall poplar
Moonlight on the Neretva

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Nature in Neretva Delta

Neretva Delta covers about 20,000 ha of which 12,000 ha are in Croatia and the rest in Bosnia. The Delta contains some of the few wetlands remaining in Europe and is internationally recognized as a Ramsar site,  an Important Bird Area and Mediterranean Specially Protected Area under the Barcelona Convention.

The area presents a variety of habitats which form a beautiful and remarkable landscape. Wetlands, marshes and lagoons, lakes, beaches, rivers, hummocks (limestone hills) and mountains combine into a mosaic of natural habitats in the area of Neretva Delta.

Cane fields, wet meadows, sand beaches, reefs, karsts areas and caves are good habitats for a variety of animals and plants.

Neretva Delta includes five protected localities with a total surface of 1,620 ha. These are the ornithological reserves of Pod Gredom, Prud and Orepak, the ornithological and ichthyologic reserve of Delta Neretva and the protected landscapes of Modro Oko and Desne Lake.

Lakes Kuti and Parila have been proposed as ornithological and ichthyologic reserves.

The area of Neretva Delta has been proposed to become a nature park.

Mouth of river Neretva - special ornithological and ichtiologic natural reserve Modro oko and Desne lake, protected landscape A panoramic view of Bacina lakes A panoramic view on Ploce bay During the winter birds rest on sandbanks of the mouth of Neretva A panoramic view on the Adriatic sea and the peninsula of Peljesac Meliorated area on the lower part of Neretva Delta Lake Modro oko (Blue eye), a source of drinking water Lower part of Neretva Delta viewed from Babina gomila (734 m) A panoramic view of Delta from fortress above city of Opuzen. Note: very wide picture. Lake Kuti with cane fields and wet meadows, proposed natural reserve. River Mislina and partly meliorated area. The picture taken from Marin vijenac (507 m) Bijeli Vir (White Whirlpool) and source of fresh water Special ornithological reserve of Prud Special ornithological reserve of Podgrede Snow is very rare in Delta. Frozen wet meadows near Metkovic in January 2005. City of Klek and Peljesac peninsula viewed from fortress Smrdengrad. River Neretva is navigable from Metkovic to the river mouth (20 km) Urbanized part of Delta southern of Metkovic with meanders of old river bed Orepak - special ornithological natural reserve Podgrede - special ornithological natural reserve Need large map? Brackish lake Parila on the mouth of Neretva, proposed natural reserve Lake Kuti, proposed natural reserve Prud - special ornithological natural reserve

Clickable map of Neretva Delta (if you want a bigger map click here)

point of view

proposed natural park

protected natural reserves

proposed natural reserves
state border HR/BH


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see also

Evolution and features of the area

Water in Neretva Delta

Melioration in Neretva Delta

Vegetation and Flora


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A satellite view of Neretva Delta by Google Earth

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One of many channels in the Delta

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