Ruja flood-plain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 20-30 breeding pairs C1
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1994-2004 10-15 breeding pairs C6

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ziemeļvidzemes biosfēras rezervāts Biosferas rezervats 475,515 protected area contains site 0
Rujas paliene Restricted Nature Territory 444 protected area overlaps with site 444
Rūjas paliene Dabas liegums 444 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rujas paliene Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 444 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rujas paliene Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 444 protected area overlaps with site 444


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruja flood-plain. Downloaded from on 20/01/2021.