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Location Latvia, Dobele district
Central coordinates 23o 12.00' East  56o 23.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,144 ha
Altitude 65 - 90m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description Partly drained deciduous forest block surrounded by farmland. Listed as an IBA since 1994 [2, 3, 1]. Almost fully protected: there is a 97.1% overlap with Ukri forest restricted nature reserve, 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
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1994-2004  7 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1994-2004  15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ukru garsa Nature Reserve 1,135 protected area overlaps with site 1,110  
Ukru garsa - LV0523200 Birds Directive 1,135 protected area contained by site 1,135  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  92%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  1%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  1%
Shrubland Scrub  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ukri forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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