Garkalne forest

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 1,796 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (baseline)
A fragment of a large, predominantly dry Scot's Pine forest growing on sandy soils. It includes a significant number of small old-growth forest stands. There are several patches of open habitats with heath or bare sandy soil. New IBA, listed for the first time under the IBA C criteria. Almost fully protected: there is a 99.1% overlap with the newly designated Garkalne forests restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Garkalne forest. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.