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Location Lithuania, Siauliai,Telsiai
Central coordinates 22o 28.00' East  56o 14.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 3,356 ha
Altitude 10 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2002  60 breeding pairs  C1  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2002  20 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Venta Regional Park Regional Park 0 protected area overlaps with site 1,533  
Ventos upe - LTAKM0002 Habitats Directive 657 protected area contained by site 657  
Ventos upes slenis - LTAKMB002 Birds Directive 3,356 is identical to site 3,356  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   9%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  9%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  23%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  59%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 56%
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland 9%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valley of Venta River. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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