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Location Latvia, Daugavpils district,Jekabpils district
Central coordinates 26o 13.00' East  56o 4.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 4,999 ha
Altitude 84 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description Vast area of mostly open flood-plain of the Dviete river with pastures, meadows and arable land. The site includes two shallow eutrophic lakes along the Dviete and small areas of fen. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [3, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 99.6% overlap with the newly designated Dviete nature park, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is due to differences in methods in boundary setting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1994-2004  100-200 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1994-2004  10-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  1994-2004  6-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dvietes paliene Nature Park 4,989 protected area overlaps with site 4,981  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  4%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  44%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  32%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  13%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
tourism/recreation 25%
urban/industrial/transport 10%
forestry 10%
hunting -
nature conservation and research minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dviete flood-plain. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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