Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C2, C3, C5, C6 (2004)
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Area: 10,416 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
Complex site on the Baltic coast, comprising two large wetlands, both formerly separate IBAs: the shallow coastal lagoon lake Pape and the Nida raised bog (IBA boundary transformations shown in Fig. 5-1). Surrounding forests and meadows, disperse human settlements as well as a 25 km stretch of the sea shore are included. Lake Pape was included in the first European IBA inventory [4], and along with Nida bog IBA was listed in the subsequent international and national site lists [5, 6, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 99.9% overlap with Pape nature park, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pape. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.