Sventaja valley

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C1 (2004)
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Area: 446 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (2004 baseline)
Approximately 20.5 km long stretch of the unregulated Sventaja river valley on the Latvian- Lithuanian border, with mostly open or abandoned and overgrowing farmland on its right bank slopes and flood-plain. New IBA - listed for the first time after the Emerald project. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with Sventaja river valley restricted nature reserve, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sventaja valley. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.