Slitere and Zilie kalni

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C5, C6 (2004)
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Area: 17,323 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (2004 baseline)
Large and complex area with a good variety of habitats, from sandy beaches, forested dune systems (a mosaic of Pinus sylvestris woodland and interspersed by fens) and a raised bog Bazu purvs, to vast stands of mixed and broadleaved forest. The forest is the dominant habitat type, at some 70% of the area. A large part of the site was included in the first European IBA inventory [6] and listed in all subsequent international and national site lists [7, 8, 1]. Almost fully protected: there is a 99.3% overlap with Slitere national park and Dizkalni and Kalkupes ieleja restricted nature reserve, both candidate SPAs.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Slitere and Zilie kalni. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.