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Location Lithuania, Alytus
Central coordinates 25o 15.00' East  54o 4.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 58,165 ha
Altitude 80 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Site description A large tract of Pinus-dominated dry forest, traversed by rivers and with patches of deciduous woodland. The majority of the forest is managed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1999  60 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  15-20 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  15 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1999  50 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  70 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  1999  15 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Near Threatened 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  6 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Picus canus breeding  1999  15 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Not Recognised 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1999  250 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  500 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cepkeliu pelke - LTVAR0009 Habitats Directive 12,857 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Cepkeliu pelke - LTVARB002 Birds Directive 11,227 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Dainavos giria - LTVAR0017 Habitats Directive 54,833 protected area contained by site 54,833  
Dainavos giria - LTVARB005 Birds Directive 55,325 protected area contained by site 55,325  
Dzukija National Park 55,880 protected area contains site 55,880  
Grybaulios zuvininkystes tvenkiniai - LTVARB007 Birds Directive 742 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Merkio upe - LTVAR0011 Habitats Directive 2,381 protected area overlaps with site 321  
Ulos upe zemiau Rudnios - LTVAR0012 Habitats Directive 359 protected area overlaps with site 268  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  83%
Grassland   2%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  12%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 80%
tourism/recreation major
nature conservation and research -
agriculture 12%
rangeland/pastureland 2%

Protection status National High International None43,700 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Dzûkija, 55,880 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dzukija National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014

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