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Location Lithuania, Taurage
Central coordinates 22o 23.00' East  55o 3.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 585 ha
Altitude 10 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
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2001  39-43 males only  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karsuvos giria - LTJUR0008 Habitats Directive 38,314 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Nemuno slenio pievos ties Viesvile - LTTAUB004 Birds Directive 595 protected area contains site 585  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  11%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  80%
Forest Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  2%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches  7%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 80%
nature conservation and research -
agriculture 11%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wet meadows of Namunas River valley near Viesvile. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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