New IBA that combines three former IBAs: Lielais Kemeru bog (a large raised bog with numerous small lakes, surrounded by mixed forests), Lake Kanieris (a shallow coastal freshwater lake, rich in emergent vegetation) and Kalnciems meadows and Odini fields. Large and uniquely diverse area with high forest cover (54%). Two of the original IBAs were included in the first European IBA inventory , joined by the third one in subsequent site lists [5, 6, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with Kemeri national park and the newly designated Kalnciems meadows restricted nature reserve, both candidate SPA.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kemeri national park. Downloaded from
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