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Gulf of Riga, west coast


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU winter 1992-1999 71,000-142,000 individuals A4i, B1i
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC winter 1992-1999 14,000-80,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC non-breeding 1991-1999 6,550-13,425 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC winter 1990 1,890 individuals A4i, B1i
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena LC winter - 550 individuals B1i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 1992 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii, C4

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Slīteres nacionālais parks Nacionalais parks 16,414 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sliteres nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sliteres nacionalais parks Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,361 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rigas lica rietumu piekraste Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 132,260 is identical to site 0
Rīgas līča rietumu piekraste Aizsargajama juras teritorija 132,200 is identical to site 0
Rigas lica rietumu piekraste Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 132,172 is identical to site 0
Rigas lica rietumu piekraste Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 132,172 is identical to site 0
Lake Engure Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 19,700 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kemeru nacionalais parks Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 36,187 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ķemeru nacionālais parks Nacionalais parks 38,170 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kemeru nacionalais parks Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36,187 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kaltenes krasta veidojumi Dabas piemineklis 81 protected area overlaps with site 0
Irbes saurums Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 172,485 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Irbes šaurums Aizsargajama juras teritorija 172,400 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Irbes saurums Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 172,412 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ģipka Dabas liegums 161 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gipka Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 161 protected area overlaps with site 0
Engures ezers Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,579 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Engures ezers Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,579 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Engures ezers Dabas parks 12,580 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gulf of Riga, west coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.