Lubans and fish-ponds

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2004)
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Area: 21,338 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (2004 baseline)
Large wetland complex comprising lake Lubans, the surrounding fish-ponds and bogs. Significant forest cover and some flood-plain meadows or drained grassland also occur. A small part (Gomelis marsh) of the site was included in the first European IBA inventory [2] and expanded in the subsequent site lists [3, 4, 1]. Partially protected: there is a 37.8% overlap with seven restricted nature reserves, most of them candidate SPAs.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lubans and fish-ponds. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.