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Location Lithuania, Kaunas
Central coordinates 23o 59.00' East  55o 7.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 5,663 ha
Altitude 50 - 70m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Site description Deciduous forests, mostly wet, that are intensively managed.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1999  5-7 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  12 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2001  8-10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Labunavos miskas - LTKED0001 Habitats Directive 401 protected area contained by site 401  
Labunavos miskas - LTKEDB001 Birds Directive 3,978 protected area overlaps with site 4,206  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  40%
Grassland   2%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  58%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 40%
agriculture 58%
rangeland/pastureland 2%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Labunava forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014

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