LV025
Lake Lielauce


Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C3 (2004)
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Area: 885 ha

Protection status:

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
A shallow (1.5 m) eutrophic lake with a silt bottom, low banks and a high (40%) cover of emergent vegetation. It is encircled by a belt of fens, bushes and, in parts, wet forest. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [3, 1]. Almost fully protected: there is a 98.2% overlap with Viku fen restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA. Most of the gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is due to differences in methods in boundary setting.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Lielauce. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.