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Location Lithuania, Panevezys
Central coordinates 24o 33.00' East  55o 50.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 19,089 ha
Altitude 60 - 75m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Lietuvos Ornitologu Draugija (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2003  5 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  10 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  2003  10 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1999  12 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2001  7-12 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Birzu giria Botanical/Zoological Reserve 144 protected area contained by site 0  
Zalioji giria - LTPAN0006 Habitats Directive 33,915 protected area contains site 19,089  
Zalioji giria - LTPANB001 Birds Directive 14,173 protected area overlaps with site 11,423  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  92%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  3%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  4%
Grassland   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 92%
agriculture 4%
nature conservation and research -
hunting major
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland 1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zalioji & Gitenai forests complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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