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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.

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  
Juros upe zemiau Taurages - LTSIU0010 Habitats Directive 622 protected area overlaps with site 303  
Karsuvos giria - LTJUR0008 Habitats Directive 38,314 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Sesuvies ir Juros upes sleniai - LTTAUB001 Birds Directive 1,353 is identical to site 1,353  
Sesuvies upe zemiau Pasesuvio - LTTAU0007 Habitats Directive 560 protected area overlaps with site 108  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jura & Sesuvis rivers and the lower reaches of Jura River. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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