Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1999 35 males C6
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1999 2,000-5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1999-2003 3,000-7,000 individuals C3
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1999 20-35 males B3, C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1999 55 males B3, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1999 600-900 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1999 28 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1999 12-17 males B2, C6
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1999 3 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1999 40-60 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 1999 6-9 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 1999 20 breeding pairs C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC breeding 1999 32 breeding pairs C6
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU breeding 1999 15 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC breeding 1999 10 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Žuvinto; Žaltyčio ir Amalvo pelkės Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,490 is identical to site 18,490
Žuvinto ežeras ir Buktos miškas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,868 protected area contained by site 18,493
Zuvinto biosferos rezervatas Biosferos rezervatas 18,490 is identical to site 18,490
Zuvintas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,500 protected area contained by site 5,442
Zuvintas Nature Reserve 5,442 protected area contained by site 5,442
Zuvintas UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 9,210 protected area contained by site 9,210


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.