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Location Lithuania, Klaipeda
Central coordinates 21o 17.00' East  55o 38.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 38 ha
Altitude 20 m
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
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2001  250 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high very unfavourable low

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Sterna hirundo Common Tern 260 9 breeding pairs 4 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  2%
Forest Native coniferous woodland  3%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
energy production and mining 100%
Notes: deserted gravel mining camp

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kalviai gravel pit. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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