Zemaitija National Park

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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding - 100 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding - 35 males A1, C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1996-1999 25 males B3
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1996-1999 10 breeding pairs B2

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zemaitijos nacionalinis parkas Valstybinis parkas 21,754 protected area contained by site 0
Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 21,189 protected area contained by site 21,485
Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17,913 protected area contained by site 17,933
Zemaitija National Park 20,120 protected area contains site 20,120


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zemaitija National Park. Downloaded from on 28/01/2021.