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Location Latvia, Cesis district,Limbazi district
Central coordinates 24o 49.00' East  57o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 3,474 ha
Altitude 60 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description Two large raised bogs surrounded mostly by wet mixed forest. Listed as an IBA since 1994 [4, 5, 1]. Partially protected: there is a 75.5% overlap with Lielais and Pemmes bog restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994-2004  10-12 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994-2004  15-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lielais un Pemmes purvs Nature Reserve 2,625 protected area overlaps with site 2,621  
Lielais un Pemmes purvs - LV0518500 Birds Directive 2,625 protected area contained by site 2,625  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  23%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  46%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  1%
Shrubland Scrub  29%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting 40%
tourism/recreation major
urban/industrial/transport minor

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lielais and Pemmas bogs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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