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Location Latvia, Riga district
Central coordinates 24o 27.48' East  57o 10.28' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 9,188 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description A large, complex site comprising open dry heathland, raised bogs, sandy dunes, small wetlands, surrounded by forest. The site was used as military firing ground until recently. New IBA, listed for the first time under the IBA C criteria. High protection level: there is a 76.1% overlap with the newly designated Adazi protected landscape area and Dzelves-Krona bog restricted nature reserve, both candidate SPAs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1994-2004  50-70 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Merlin Falco columbarius breeding  1994-2004  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris breeding  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Adazi Protected Landscape 6,126 protected area overlaps with site 5,845  
Dzelves - Krona purvs Nature Reserve 1,150 protected area contained by site 1,143  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  2%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  1%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  37%
Shrubland Scrub  38%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  21%
Other   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 70%
tourism/recreation minor
forestry 30%
hunting major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Adazi. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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