Database release:
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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

LV0507800

1.3 Site name

Liepajas ezers

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-10

1.5 Update date

2012-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Nature Conservation Agency
Address:               
Email:daba@daba.gov.lv

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2004-05
National legal reference of SPA designation No data
Date site proposed as SCI:2004-05
Date site confirmed as SCI:2004-05
Date site designated as SAC:2004-05
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:21.054400
Latitude:56.450600

2.2 Area [ha]

4643.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
LV00Latvija

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Boreal (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1310  info      1.13  0.00 
1630  info      19.31  0.00 
3150  info      0.00 
6410  info      218.76  0.00 
6430  info      0.85  0.00 
6450  info      122.99  0.00       
6510  info      0.00 
7210  info      0.03  0.00 
7230  info      4.93  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA294Acrocephalus paludicola       
F1120Alburnus albidus               
BA229Alcedo atthis                 
BA021Botaurus stellaris    20     
BA045Branta leucopsis               
BA067Bucephala clangula    1000  1000     
BA466Calidris alpina schinzii       
BA196Chlidonias hybridus               
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus               
BA197Chlidonias niger    80  80     
BA031Ciconia ciconia       
BA081Circus aeruginosus    10  20     
BA082Circus cyaneus               
BA084Circus pygargus    15     
F1149Cobitis taenia       
F1163Cottus gobio               
BA122Crex crex    25  cmales     
BA037Cygnus columbianus bewickii               
BA038Cygnus cygnus    30  300     
BA036Cygnus olor    400  4000     
I1081Dytiscus latissimus       
BA027Egretta alba               
I1065Euphydryas aurinia    70  150     
BA098Falco columbarius               
BA103Falco peregrinus       
BA125Fulica atra    2000  2000     
BA154Gallinago media       
BA001Gavia stellata               
BA127Grus grus    10     
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla       
BA022Ixobrychus minutus       
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis       
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis       
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis       
BA338Lanius collurio    15     
I1042Leucorrhinia pectoralis    400  800     
M1355Lutra lutra       
I1059Maculinea teleius    1020  2100     
BA070Mergus merganser    300  300     
F1145Misgurnus fossilis               
M1318Myotis dasycneme       
M1318Myotis dasycneme       
BA094Pandion haliaetus       
BA151Philomachus pugnax       
BA151Philomachus pugnax    100  2000     
BA140Pluvialis apricaria               
BA007Podiceps auritus       
BA120Porzana parva    10     
BA119Porzana porzana    10  30     
F1134Rhodeus sericeus amarus       
BA195Sterna albifrons       
BA190Sterna caspia               
BA193Sterna hirundo    40  80     
BA194Sterna paradisaea               
BA191Sterna sandvicensis               
BA166Tringa glareola               
I1032Unio crassus       
I1014Vertigo angustior       
I1015Vertigo genesi       
I1013Vertigo geyeri    10500  140000     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Acroloxus lacustris               
Agonopterix bipunctosa               
Allium vineale               
Alopecurus arundinaceus               
A043Anser anser               
Apatura iris               
Aristotelia coeruleopictella               
Aster tripolium               
Atriplex longipes               
Batrachium baudotii               
Blysmus rufus               
Bupestris mariana               
Carex buxbaumii               
Castor fiber               
Catabrosa aquatica               
Catocala fraxini               
Centaurium littorale               
Centaurium pulchellum               
A137Charadrius hiaticula               
Cladium mariscus               
1070Coenonympha hero                   
1070Coenonympha hero                 
Dactylorhiza baltica               
Dactylorhiza fuchsii               
Dactylorhiza incarnata               
Dactylorhiza maculata               
Dolomedes plantarius               
Eptesicus nilssonii                 
Eudia (Saturnia) pavonia               
Euphorbia palustris               
Glaux maritima               
Gymnadenia conopsea               
Iris sibirica               
Juncus balticus               
Juncus gerardii               
A340Lanius excubitor               
Larus minutus               
Larus ridibundus    5000  5000               
Limenitis camilla               
Limenitis populi               
A156Limosa limosa               
A292Locustella luscinioides               
Lonicera caerulea subsp. pallasii               
A152Lymnocryptes minimus               
Musculinum lacustre               
Myrica gale               
Myxas glutinosa               
Najas marina               
Numenius arquata               
A158Numenius phaeopus               
Nyctalus noctula                 
Orchis mascula               
Pelecus cultratus               
Pimpinella major               
Pinquicula vulgaris               
Pipistrellus nathusii                 
Pipistrellus pipistrellus                 
Plantago maritima               
Platanthera bifolia               
Platanthera chlorantha               
Polygonum mite               
Potamogeton rutilus               
Primula farinosa               
Pupilla muscorum               
A336Remiz pendulinus               
6262Salmo trutta trutta               
Sanguisorba officinalis               
Schoenus ferrugineus               
Serratula tinctoria               
Spergularia salina               
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis               
Taraxacum palustre               
Theodoxus fluviatilis               
Trifolium dubium               
Trifolium fragiferum               
Triglochin maritimum               
A162Tringa totanus               
Viola uliginosa               
Zannichellia palustris               
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0652.00
N0720.00
N084.00
N1013.00
N149.00
N161.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

Site includes large shallow coastal lake Liepajas Lake surrounded mainly by wet and dry grasslands and calcareous fens.

4.2 Quality and importance

Main qualifying features are Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition type vegetation (3150), Boreal Baltic coastal meadows (1630*), Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or (6410), Lowland hay meadows (6510), Alkaline fens (7230). Qualifying species are Vertigo angustior, Vertigo geyerii, V. genesi, Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Euphydryas aurinia, Dytiscus latissimus, Unio crassus, Myotis dasycneme, Lutra lutra, Cobitis taenia, Rhodeus sericeus amarus. One of the largest and most important lakes with brackish water plant species. Extremely rich in plant species, large number of rare and threatened vascular plants, linked both with brackish and calcareous conditions. Very important inland wintering site for waterbirds (except very cold winters). One of the most valuable breeding sites of Black Tern in Latvia. Lake is important feeding place for bats, including Myotis dasycneme. Liepaja Lake is one of the few ancient lagoon lakes in Latvia.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Lo
Mi
Mo
Lo
Hi
Lo
Mi
Mi
Lo
Mo
Hi
Mo
Hi
Mi
Mo
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
Lo
Li
Lo
Mo
Lo

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
LV05100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
LV05Liepajas ezers=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Liepajas ezers=100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Nature Conservation Agency
Address:
Email:daba@daba.gov.lv

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Dabas lieguma Liepajas ezers dabas aizsardzibas plans
Link: http://www.daba.gov.lv/public/lat/iadt/dabas_liegumi/liepajas_ezers/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

The site management plan was approved in 2008.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:LV0507800
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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