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Pape


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2004 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1994-2004 200-500 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1994-2004 1,000-5,000 individuals C3
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 1994-2004 10-25 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1994-2004 25-35 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1994-2004 3,000 individuals C5

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2004).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Pape Wetland Complex Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 51,725 protected area contains site 0
Pape Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,853 protected area contains site 10,416
Pape Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,853 protected area contains site 0
Pape Dabas parks 10,850 protected area contains site 10,407
Nidas pludmale Dabas piemineklis 37 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nida-Perkone Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 36,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nida-Pērkone Aizsargajama juras teritorija 36,700 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nida - Perkone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 36,703 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nida - Perkone Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 36,703 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pape. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pape-iba-latvia on 26/02/2024.