Salaca valley

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 6,127 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description
The site consists of the Salaca river valley with many sandstone cliff outcrops along its predominantly forested or forest-lined banks. The area also includes a mosaic of open farmland. New IBA, listed for the first time under the IBA C criteria. Almost fully protected: there is a 98.3% overlap with Salaca valley nature park, a candidate SPA. The gap between IBA and pSPA boundaries is mostly due to differences in methods in boundary setting.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Salaca valley. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.