Database release:
SDF
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

LV0600500

1.3 Site name

Vestiena

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-12

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:25.916100
Latitude:56.880300

2.2 Area [ha]

27117.0000

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
3140  info      16.27  0.00 
3150  info      813.1  0.00 
3260  info      8.3  0.00       
6210  info      1.26  0.00 
6230  info      0.95  0.00 
6270  info      0.03  0.00 
6430  info      1.76  0.00 
6450  info      65.14  0.00       
6510  info      7.7  0.00 
7110  info      0.61  0.00       
7120  info      4.97  0.00       
7140  info      6.97  0.00 
7160  info      10.11  0.00 
9010  info      168.32  0.00 
9020  info      7.47  0.00       
9080  info      38.48  0.00       
9160  info      6.75  0.00       
9180  info      68.29  0.00 
91D0  info      311.93  0.00       
91E0  info      0.03  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.
P1939Agrimonia pilosa       
BA089Aquila pomarina    10     
BA104Bonasa bonasia       
BA021Botaurus stellaris       
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus    20     
BA031Ciconia ciconia    30  40     
BA030Ciconia nigra       
BA081Circus aeruginosus       
F1149Cobitis taenia       
F1163Cottus gobio       
BA122Crex crex    71  270     
BA038Cygnus cygnus       
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos       
BA238Dendrocopos medius               
BA236Dryocopus martius       
BA379Emberiza hortulana    15     
BA320Ficedula parva    10  30     
BA217Glaucidium passerinum       
I1082Graphoderus bilineatus    100     
BA127Grus grus    10     
F1096Lampetra planeri       
BA338Lanius collurio    20  50     
BA246Lullula arborea    20     
M1355Lutra lutra       
BA073Milvus migrans                 
M1318Myotis dasycneme       
BA094Pandion haliaetus       
BA072Pernis apivorus       
BA241Picoides tridactylus       
BA234Picus canus      10  15             
BA193Sterna hirundo       
BA307Sylvia nisoria    10  20     
BA409Tetrao tetrix tetrix       
  • 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
Aconitum lasoistomum               
Acroloxus lacustris               
Allium schoenoprasum               
Allium ursinum               
Androsace filiformis               
Anemone sylvestris               
Apatura iris               
Aromia moschata               
Botrychium matricariifolium               
Botrychium multifidum               
A067Bucephala clangula               
Callimorpha dominula               
Carex atherodes               
Carex atherodes               
Carex disperma               
Castor fiber               
Clausilia cruciata               
Clausilia dubia               
A206Columba livia               
A208Columba palumbus               
Conioselinum tataricum               
Corallorhiza trifida               
A113Coturnix coturnix               
Crepis praemorsa               
Dactylorhiza baltica               
Dactylorhiza incarnata               
Dactylorhiza maculata               
Delphinium elatum               
Dentaria bulbifera               
Digitalis grandiflora               
Emus hirtus               
Ena montana               
Eptesicus nilssonii             
A096Falco tinnunculus               
A125Fulica atra               
Gallinago gallinago               
A342Garrulus glandarius               
Gentianella amarella               
Geocalyx graveolens               
Gladiolus imbricatus               
Hammarbya paludosa               
Helianthemum nummularium               
1026Helix pomatia             
Homalia trichomanoides               
Huperzia selago             
Hylocomium umbratum               
Iris sibirica               
Jovibarba sobolifera               
Juncus stygius               
Juncus stygius               
Jynx torquilla               
Laphria flava               
A179Larus ridibundus               
Limenitis camilla               
Limenitis populi               
Liocola marmorata               
A292Locustella luscinioides               
Lycopodium annotinum             
Lynx lynx             
Macrogastra plicatula               
1357Martes martes             
Meloe proscarabaeus               
Mergus merganser               
Mustela erminea               
Myotis daubentoni             
Myriophyllum alterniflorum               
Neckera complanata               
Neomys fodiens               
A160Numenius arquata               
Nuphar pumila               
Nyctalus noctula             
Orchis mascula               
Orobanche pallidiflora               
Oryctes nasicornis               
Papilio machaon               
A235Picus viridis               
Pimpinella major               
Pinguicula vulgaris               
Pipistrellus nathusii             
Pipistrellus nathusii             
Pipistrellus pipistrellus             
Platanthera bifolia               
Platanthera chlorantha               
1326Plecotus auritus             
Polystichum aculeatum               
Primula farinosa               
1210Rana esculenta                   
1207Rana lessonae               
1212Rana ridibunda                 
1213Rana temporaria                 
Salix myrtilloides               
Salix phylicifolia               
Sanicula europaea               
A155Scolopax rusticola               
Seseli libanotis               
Sorex araneus               
Sorex minutus               
A162Tringa totanus               
A142Vanellus vanellus               
Viola uliginosa               
  • 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
N063.00
N072.00
N082.00
N1210.00
N1430.00
N151.00
N1610.00
N176.00
N1936.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site represents typical landscape of Central Vidzeme elevation: undulating relief, larger and small forest patches interspersed with extensive agricultural land and many lakes. It includes also the highest Latvian point, i.e. mt. Gaizinkalns 312 m above sea level. There are over 20 lakes of different size. Biologically most important are Ilzina and Kala lakes. The first is eutrophic lake surrounded by rich broad-leaved forests, mixed forests and Salix spp. shrubs. The other lake (Kala) has 3 islands designated as Nature Reserve. They are covered by mainly broad-leaved forests (lime-tree, oak) on slopes and mixed spruce-ash forests. Lakeshore vegetation around the islands includes reed beds, horsetail and sedge stand. The site hosts many nationally rare plant and invertebrate species and has a great tourism value as it has highly valuable landscape. D - Red Data book of Latvia

4.2 Quality and importance

In general, the site has an importance for conservation of eutrophic lakes (3150), Western taiga (9010*) and Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines (9180*), mesic grasslands (6270*), hydrophyllos tall herb vegetation (6430), and lowland hay meadows (6510). Bolenu Acu spring (7160) is hypsometrically the highest spring in Latvia (262 m a. s. l) and the source of Raganite River. Many other habitats are present, too, but the site has minor importance due to small areas of these habitats. Qualifying species are Lutra lutra, Myotis dasycneme, Cobitis taenia, Cottus gobio, Lampetra planeri, Agrimonia pilosa.Taleja and Kakisa lakes are important feeding places for a number of nationally rare and protected bat species including Myotis dasycneme. The site holds high densities of dispersed farmland bird species, namely Ciconia ciconia, Crex crex, Lanius collurio and others.

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]
LA11i
MA07i
ME04i
MI01i
MJ02.05.02b
HA03.03i
MA02.03i
HK02.01i
MA02.01i
MA08i
MI02i
MG01i
MJ03.02i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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 [%]
LV06100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
LV06Vestiena=100.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Vestiena=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: Aizsargajamo ainavu apvidus Vestiena dabas aizsardzibas plans
Link: http://www.daba.gov.lv/public/lat/iadt/aizsargajamo_ainavu_apvidi/vestiena/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

The site management plan has been prepared for a part of the territory: Nature Park Gaizinkalns (1996, updated in 2003).

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:LV0600500
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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