Ruja flood-plain

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C1, C6 (2004)
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Area: 444 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
A section of Ruja river flood-plain least affected by canalisation, drainage and abandonment. It consists of remnants of natural meanders with some ox-bows and open flood-plain meadows. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [2, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Ruja floodplain restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruja flood-plain. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.