Uzava lowland

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C1, C2, C3 (2004)
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Area: 1,434 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (2004 baseline)
Modified part of Uzava river flood-plain, encompassing an old polder system with dykes and drained fields established in the 1960s over a vast area of natural fen and flooded meadows. The areas consists of abandoned fields with grasslands among shrub-lined ditches and a few remaining oxbow lakes. The area gets flooded irregularly. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [3, 1], under the former international site name "Uzava lower reaches". Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Uzavas lejtece nature park, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uzava lowland. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.