IBA criteria met: C1 (2004)
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Area: 1,156 ha
Site description (baseline)
The site consists of a section of the mostly open and highly natural Aiviekste river flood-plain. It comprises significant areas of natural and regularly flooded meadows. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 99.7% overlap with the newly designated Aiviekste flood-plain nature park, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is due to differences in methods in boundary setting.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aiviekste flood-plain. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/335 on 29/05/2023.