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Location Latvia, Cesis district,Limbazi district,Valmiera district
Central coordinates 25o 2.00' East  57o 32.00' North
IBA criteria C3
Area 4,007 ha
Altitude 75 - 105m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description A complex of wetlands (open raised bogs with elements of transition mire or fen, and lakes) and predominantly mixed and deciduous forests. Listed as an IBA since 1994 [5, 6, 1]. High protection level: there is a 91.6% overlap with Augstroze restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1994-2004  1,000-5,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  37%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  39%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  4%
Shrubland Scrub  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport minor
tourism/recreation minor
forestry 30%
hunting minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Augstroze. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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