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Location Lithuania, Panevezys and Utena
Central coordinates 25o 10.00' East  55o 38.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 27,581 ha
Altitude 80 - 120m
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  11 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2000  6 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1999  12 breeding pairs  unknown  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  2002  12-13 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2000  40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2000  3 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  2001  30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2000  150 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Simoniu giria - LTANYB001 Birds Directive 23,261 protected area overlaps with site 23,616  
Sventoji State Landscape Reserve Landscape Reserve 1,211 protected area contained by site 1,211  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  72%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  19%
Grassland   8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland 8%
agriculture 18%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Simonys & Ramuldava forest complex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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