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Location Latvia, Bauska district
Central coordinates 24o 28.00' East  56o 18.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 853 ha
Altitude 30 - 33m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description The site contains part of a partly drained wet and predominantly deciduous forest area, surrounded by farmland. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. High protection level: there is a 93.4% overlap with the newly designated Panemune forest restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

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  3-8 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Panemunes mezi Restricted Nature Territory 799 protected area overlaps with site 797  
Panemunes mezi - LV0528900 Birds Directive 799 protected area contained by site 799  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  83%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  minor
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  minor
Shrubland Scrub  17%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 95%
hunting -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Panemune forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014

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