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Location Latvia, Preili district
Central coordinates 26o 22.50' East  56o 16.08' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 378 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description The most natural part of otherwise drained and meliorated Dubna river flood-plain. Significant remnants of natural meadows and oxbows occur. New IBA, listed for the first time after the Emerald project. Almost fully protected: there is a 97.7% overlap with Dubna river flood-plain restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dubnas paliene Restricted Nature Territory 377 protected area overlaps with site 369  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  12%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  86%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  2%
Shrubland Scrub  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
tourism/recreation -

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

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