Neman river Delta and the coast of the Curonian Bay

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 1999 20 individuals A1
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1999 300-500 breeding pairs A1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 2005 6,000-8,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1999 8-11 breeding pairs B2
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC resident 2005 12-14 breeding pairs A1, B2
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU breeding 1999 4 breeding pairs B2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2005 not assessed not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Djunnyi Zakaznik 8,000 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local Conservation Groups

The Local Conservation Groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Caretaker of Delta Nemana i poberezh'ye Kurshskogo zaliva 2005
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Neman river Delta and the coast of the Curonian Bay. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.