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Location Latvia, Liepaja district
Central coordinates 21o 13.00' East  56o 37.00' North
IBA criteria C2
Area 271 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba



Site description A shallow and highly eutrophic lake surrounded by wet meadows and farmland. First listed in the second national IBA inventory [1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Tasu lake restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1994-2004  300-400 individuals  unknown  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tasu ezers Restricted Nature Territory 271 protected area overlaps with site 271  
Tasu ezers - LV0527300 Birds Directive 271 is identical to site 271  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater  43%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes  5%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  10%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  minor
Shrubland Scrub  42%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
tourism/recreation 30%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tasu lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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