Sturu and Zvardes bogs

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
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1994-2004 400-1,000 individuals C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1994-2004 3 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1994-2004 9-10 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)
Zvardes mezi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,853 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Zvarde Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,130 protected area contained by site 3,072
Zvarde Nature Reserve 3,314 protected area overlaps with site 3,022


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs, Raised bogs, Standing freshwater -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sturu and Zvardes bogs. Downloaded from on 02/04/2020.