Flooded meadows arround the Senoji & Naujoji Rusne lakes

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC - 1999 300 individuals C3
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1999 800 individuals C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 1996-1999 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1999 80 males A1, C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1996-1998 15 males B3
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT breeding 1996-1999 20 breeding pairs B2
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 1999 30 breeding pairs B2
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1999 80 breeding pairs B2, 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)
Senrusnės ir Sennemunės ežerai Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,586 is identical to site 1,586
Senosios Rusnes ornitologinis draustinis Gamtinis draustinis 95 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flooded meadows arround the Senoji & Naujoji Rusne lakes. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.