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Location Lithuania, Klaipeda
Central coordinates 21o 33.00' East  56o 4.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 1,297 ha
Altitude 30 - 60m
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  2001  35 males only  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Erlos ir Salanto upiu sensleniai - LTSKUB002 Birds Directive 1,463 protected area contains site 1,297  
Nasrenu pievos - LTKRE0003 Habitats Directive 24 protected area overlaps with site 11  
Salantu regioninis parkas State Park 13,264 protected area contains site 1,297  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  23%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  4%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  2%
Grassland   71%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 71%
tourism/recreation -
agriculture 12%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valleys of the Erla & Salantas rivers. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/12/2014

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