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LIFE09 NAT/LV/000240

Project sites

 

At least  30 NATURA 2000 sites are targeted by Project as most valuable territories for Osmoderma eremita and Phryganophilus ruficollis as well as Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*). The most of project activities (demonstration sites, nature trail, exhibitions, information centre, and habitat restoration) will be implemented in NATURA 2000 sites, nevertheless the planning and inventories will be implemented in whole territory of Latvia.


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Nature reserve „Eglone"

Surface area (ha): 159

Nature reserve established to maintain forest habitats of EU importance - Fennoscandian natural old broad-leaved forests 9020*, where rare and protected species of lichens are found. The area is surrounded by river Eglone.  The forest types include lime-mixed aspen, spruce, birch forests with species-rich ground. Several parcels of natural forest habitats. There are fennoscandian wooded meadows 6530* around the river as well as several individual large oak trees.

Species / habitats:

Plants: Gladiolus imbricatus L.
Invertebrates: Osmoderma eremita (Sc.), Lycaena dispar Hw
Birds: Dendrocopos leucotos, Dendrocopos medius, Dryocopus martius

Nature reserve „Raķupes ieleja"

Surface area (ha): 2204

Importance of boreal forests and many of the EU Habitats Directive grassland habitats (mineral-rich springs and spring bogs, dry calcareous meadows, boreal forests, floodplain meadows). Many rare plant and animal species

Species / habitats:

Plants: Dentaria bulbifera L., Allium ursinum L., Carex paupercula Michx., Corallorhiza trifida Chatel
Invertebrates: Osmoderma eremita (Sc.), Aeshna viridis (Eversman), Buprestis (Chalcophora) mariana L., Laphria gibbosa (L.)
Birds: Aquila clanga Pall., Tetrao urogallus L., Grus grus (L.), Crex crex (L.) Ciconia nigra (L.)

Nature reserve „Sitas un Pededzes paliene"

Surface area (ha): 870

The Pededze and Sita valleys hold vast natural and intact floodplain grassland with old oak groups. Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*) and mixed oak, elms, ash forests of river banks.

Species / habitats:

Plants: Orchis mascula (L.), Cnidium dubium (Schkuhr) Thell, Iris sibirica L.
Invertebrates: Osmoderma eremita (Sc.), Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourc.), Liocola marmorata (F.), Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Leucorrhinia albifrons (Burmeister)
Birds: Haliaeetus albicilla (L.), Aquila pomarina G. L. Brehm.
Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*)
Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior 91E0

Nature park „Embūte"

Surface area (ha): 481

The area designated for protection Tilio-Acerion forests on slopes, screes and ravines 9180*, EU Habitats Directive protected habitat. Embute ravines have also geomorphologic significance. Found also a very rare plant species Hordelymus europaeus (L.), which here is one of two localities in Latvia.

Species / habitats:

Amphibia: Hyla arborea (L.)
Plants: Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Druce) Soo, Hordelymus europaeus (L.) Harz, Platanthera chlorantha (Custer) Rch, Polygonatum verticillatum (L.) All.
Invertebrates: Parnassius mnemosyne (L.), Catocala sponsa (L.). Osmoderma eremita
Birds: Ciconia nigra (L.), Dendrocopos medius (),Dryocopus martius, Lanius collurio L.
Tilio-Acerion forests on slopes, screes and ravines 9180

Nature park „Kuja"

Surface area (ha): 10788

Mosaics of farmland and forest scenery are along the river banks, ameliorated, but many abandoned and naturally restoring riverbank floodplains. The area with exceptionally high bird diversity of fauna and international importance of the Birds Directive and the Latvian specially protected species populations.

Species / habitats:

Plants: Allium ursinum L., Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Invertebrates: Osmoderma eremita (Sc.), Ceruchus chrysomelinus Hoch., Unio crassus
Birds: Aquila pomarina G. L. Brehm, Circus aeruginosus (L.), Circus pygargus (L.), Cygnus cygnus (L.)
Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*)

Nature reserve „Lubānas mitrājs"

Surface area (ha): 51353

Nature Reserve " Lubāna mitrājs " was created to protect the biggest Latvian inland wetland complex. It is unique natural complex of outstanding importance with many populations of protected species and habitat conservation with the European and global significance. Lubans lake and fish ponds are one of the most important migrating bird and waterfowl resting and feeding sites in the country, as well as one of the five best nesting sites for 29 endangered bird species.

Species / habitats

Plants: Cinna latifolia (Trevir.) Griseb., Coeloglossum viride (L.) Hartm., Botrychium multifidum (S.G.Gmel.)
Invertebrates: Osmoderma eremita (Sc.), Ceruchus chrysomelinus Hoch., Cucujus cinnaberinus (Scopoli), Aeshna viridis (Eversman)
Birds: Podiceps auritus (L.), Botaurus stellaris (L.), Ciconia ciconia (L.), Ciconia nigra (L.), Tachybaptus ruficollis (Pall.)
Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*)

Nature reserve „Mugurves pļavas"

Surface area (ha): 317

Main biodiversity value is undisturbed Pededze river floodplain with regularly flooded grasslands and oak wooded grasslands.

Species / habitats:

Plants: Carex atherodes Spreng., Iris sibirica L., Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb.
Invertebrates: Ophiogomphus cecilia, Unio crassus, Leucorrhinia albifrons, Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Liocola lugubris, Osmoderma eremita
Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*)

Nature park „Ogres ieleja"

Surface area (ha): 7516

Ogre valley is one of  most significant for biodiversity conservation  unregulated river valleys of Latvia. There are identified 11 habitats of EU significance, of which 5 are priority habitats. One of the few places where there are Latvian very rare habitats - wooded meadows and mixed oak, elms, ash forests of river banks. There are several rare plant species characteristic to Ogres valley, as well as many rare Latvian specially protected plant species.

Species / habitats:
Plants: Allium ursinum L., Carex ornithopoda Willd., Delphinium elatum L., Dentaria bulbifera L., Lithospermum officinale L.
Invertebrates: Ophiogomphus Cecilia, Stenocorus meridianus (L.), Unio crassus
Birds: Dendrocopos leucotos, Dendrocopos medius, Dryocopus martius, Alcedo atthis (L.)
Fennoscandian wooded meadows (6530*)
Fennoscandian natural old broad-leaved forests 9020*
Tilio-Acerion forests on slopes, screes and ravines 9180*
Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior 91E0