Simonys & Ramuldava forest complex

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
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2000 40 breeding pairs C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2000 6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 2002 12-13 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2000 3 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 2001 30 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 2000 150 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)
Sventosios krastovaizdzio draustinis Gamtinis draustinis 1,311 protected area contained by site 0
Sventoji State Landscape Reserve Landscape Reserve 1,211 protected area contained by site 1,211
Simonys Forest Pine Genetic Reserve Gamtinis draustinis 51 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Simoniu girios biosferos poligonas Biosferos poligonas 23,265 protected area overlaps with site 0
Šimonių giria Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 23,263 protected area overlaps with site 23,616
Šimonių giria Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,263 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pelysos geologinis draustinis Gamtinis draustinis 60 protected area contained by site 0
Anyksciu regioninis parkas Valstybinis parkas 15,486 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs, Rivers and streams, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Simonys & Ramuldava forest complex. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.