Lielupe flood-plain meadows

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C1, C6 (2004)
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Area: 392 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
The site consists of several small and separate fragments of Lielupe river floodplain meadows, some of the last surviving examples of its once vast floodplains. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [3, 1]. High protection level: there is a 89.1% overlap with Lielupe floodplain meadows restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is partly due to differences in methods in boundary setting.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lielupe flood-plain meadows. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.