Kemeri national park

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2004)
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Area: 36,366 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (2004 baseline)
New IBA that combines three former IBAs: Lielais Kemeru bog (a large raised bog with numerous small lakes, surrounded by mixed forests), Lake Kanieris (a shallow coastal freshwater lake, rich in emergent vegetation) and Kalnciems meadows and Odini fields. Large and uniquely diverse area with high forest cover (54%). Two of the original IBAs were included in the first European IBA inventory [4], joined by the third one in subsequent site lists [5, 6, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with Kemeri national park and the newly designated Kalnciems meadows restricted nature reserve, both candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kemeri national park. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.