Zvarde forest

Country/territory: Latvia

IBA criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 8,169 ha

Latvijas Ornitologijas Biedriba

Site description (baseline)
Vast forest site, largely unaffected by drainage and comparatively lightly managed due to its status as a former Soviet military firing range. Several natural streams with many beaver dams cross the area. Most of the forests are secondary deciduous stands comprising remnants of old-growth stands. Listed as an IBA since 2000 [3, 1]. Fully protected: there is a 100% overlap with the newly designated Zvarde forests nature park, a candidate SPA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zvarde forest. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.