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Location Lithuania, Taurage
Central coordinates 22o 12.00' East  55o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 1,353 ha
Altitude 20 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)

Site description Wet and semi-dry meadows in the Jûra valley.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding Crex crex.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998  30-40 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  40-60 males only  C1  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  2001  25-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jura Ichtiological Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 570  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  1%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  73%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland 73%

Protection status National Partial International None130 ha of IBA covered by Ichthyological Reserve (Jûra, 114 km long).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jura & Sesuvis rivers and the lower reaches of Jura River. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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