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This is the Odra alluvial plain with varied microrelief, which was formed by Quaternary development and also later by farming after the medieval colonisation in 13th and 14th Centuries. The area is unique for its conserved waterways where a large part of alluvial plain is flooded regularly every year. On the national level it is unique for the meandering Odra stream with its contiguous system of pools and branches of the river on various levels of silting, as well as for large area of permanent graminaceous vegetation with numerous spread green vegetation (a unique 2,300 ha complex of alluvial meadows), alluvial forests in the alluvial plain (almost 50% consists of oak and ash), oak-hornbeam forests on the terraces of the Odra and finally for its pond networks.
The area was added to the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance in 1993. The most valuable localities are protected in the framework of small-scale protected areas (Polanská Niva national nature reserve and the Polanský Les and Kotvice nature reserves), the designation of some others is being prepared. A range of endangered species occurs here, especially water and wetland flora and fauna: Trapa natans (water chestnut), Salvinia natans (floating fern), lesser naiad (Najas minor), Utricularia vulgaris (greater bladderwort), Nymphoides peltata (fringed water-lily) a range of amphibians, more than 300 bird species and Lutra lutra (otter).
|Maloplošná zvláště chráněná území v CHKO:||Small-scale protected areas in the PLA: - 1 National nature reserve - 6 Nature reserves - 2 Nature monuments|
|Jiné údaje:||Hůrka u Hranic and Kaluža national nature reserves and Landek, Odkryv v Kravařích, Šipka and Zbrašovské aragonitové jeskyně national nature monuments (lying outside the PLA) are also administred by the Administration of Poodří PLA.|