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Location Latvia, Kuldiga district
Central coordinates 21o 32.00' East  56o 56.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 688 ha
Altitude 8 - 20m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description The least degraded part of Uzava river flood-plain comprising significant areas of natural meadows. The site is surrounded by forests, and borders a flood-plain considerably affected by canalisation and arable farming further downstream. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Uzavas augstece restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1994-2004  20-30 breeding pairs  unknown  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Uzavas augstece Restricted Nature Territory 688 protected area overlaps with site 688  
Uzavas augstece - LV0536000 Birds Directive 688 is identical to site 688  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  14%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  80%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research major

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uzava meadows. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2014

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