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Location Lithuania, Klaipeda
Central coordinates 21o 14.00' East  55o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 2,540 ha
Altitude 0 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description Wet flood-meadows, mostly dominated by Carex, some ponds, and marshes with mixed forests, near the shores of Kuronian lagoon.

Key Biodiversity This is the main breeding area for Acrocephalus paludicola in Lithuania. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex and Haliaetus albicilla (1 pair).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1999  20 breeding pairs  unknown  A1  Least Concern 
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola breeding  1996  200 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tyru Botanical/Zoological Reserve 313 protected area contained by site 313  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland  10%
Grassland Humid grasslands  80%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
not utilised 30%
tourism/recreation 10%
forestry 5%

Protection status National Partial International None313 ha of IBA covered by Botanical/Zoological Reserve (Tyras, 313 ha).

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

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