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Location Lithuania, Klaipeda
Central coordinates 21o 51.00' East  55o 28.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 14,690 ha
Altitude 60 - 100m
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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2001  5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2001  15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Meskines pedologinis draustinis Nature Reserve 93 protected area contained by site 97  
Stempliu krastovaizdzio draustinis Nature Reserve 581 protected area contained by site 579  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  9%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  90%
Grassland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 1%
agriculture 9%
forestry major
hunting -
nature conservation and research -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vainutas, Begedziai, Zasyciai & neighbouring forests complex. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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