IBA Criteria met: C2, C6 (2004)
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Area: 3,233 ha
A forest and wetland complex consisting of two raised bogs, Sturu and Zvardes bogs, and mostly mixed forest interspersed with a few other smaller wetlands. The site is bordered to a large extent by Zvarde forests IBA in the SW part where two small lakes are included. Listed as an IBA since 2000 . High protection level there is a 93.5% overlap with Zvarde restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sturu and Zvardes bogs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/04/2023.