A wetland bordering the River Danube in the vicinity of Novi Sad-Koviljski rit, near the settlements of Kovilj and Gardinovci in Back, and Petrovaradinski rit at the foot of Fruka Gora in Srem. A complex of naturally inundated forest (poplar Populus, willow Salix and ash Fraxinus), stagnant tributaries, canals, marshes, wet meadows, pasture and Populus plantations. Human activities include seasonal pig-grazing.
The site is important for breeding and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (breeding).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koviljski rit. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.