Pape lake

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage - 500 individuals B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage - 300-500 individuals B1i
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding - 8-20 breeding pairs B2
Common Reed-warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus LC breeding - 300-500 breeding pairs B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a non-breeding 1994-1999 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pape Dabas parks 10,850 protected area contained by site 1,205


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Standing brackish and salt water -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pape lake. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.