Svete lower reaches

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1994-2004 500-1,000 individuals C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 1994-2004 2,500-6,500 individuals C3
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC passage 1994-2004 1,500 individuals C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 1994-2004 25-50 breeding pairs C1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage - 20,000 individuals C4

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svetes paliene Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 932 is identical to site 0
Svetes paliene Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 932 is identical to site 931
Svētes paliene Dabas parks 931 is identical to site 919


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

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Svete lower reaches. Downloaded from on 29/11/2022.