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

LV0600700

1.3 Site name

Ziemelgauja

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-10

1.5 Update date

2019-12

1.6 Respondent:

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

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2004-05
National legal reference of SPA designationhttp://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=22317
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:http://www.likumi.lv/doc.php?id=22317

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:25.982800
Latitude:57.653800

2.2 Area [ha]

21749.4000

2.3 Marine area [%]


No information provided

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

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      8.7  0.00       
3150  info      173.44  0.00 
3260  info      601.2  0.00 
3270  info      1.09  0.00 
5130  info      4.6  0.00 
6120  info      39.16  0.00 
6210  info      775.67  0.00 
6230  info      2.96  0.00 
6270  info      209.79  0.00 
6410  info      27.62  0.00       
6430  info      2.55  0.00 
6450  info      333.29  0.00 
6510  info      212.75  0.00 
6530  info      507.23  0.00 
7110  info      139.59  0.00       
7120  info      3.19  0.00       
7140  info      248.08  0.00 
7160  info      2.1  0.00 
8210  info      0.81  0.00 
8220  info      0.08  0.00       
9010  info      1063.36  0.00 
9020  info      47.55  0.00 
9050  info      158.38  0.00       
9080  info      23.85  0.00 
9160  info      132.79  0.00 
9180  info      73.98  0.00 
91D0  info      397.33  0.00 
91E0  info      177.78  0.00 
91F0  info      126.37  0.00 
91T0  info      2523.42  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.
BA085Accipiter gentilis          DD       
BA223Aegolius funereus          DD 
P1939Agrimonia pilosa    3675  4043 
BA229Alcedo atthis    20  25   
BA089Aquila pomarina      DD 
BA222Asio flammeus      DD         
F1130Aspius aspius      DD 
BA104Bonasa bonasia          DD 
I1920Boros schneideri      grids1x1 
BA215Bubo bubo          DD 
BA067Bucephala clangula    DD         
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA031Ciconia ciconia          DD 
BA030Ciconia nigra      DD 
BA081Circus aeruginosus          DD 
F1149Cobitis taenia      DD 
BA207Columba oenas          DD         
F1163Cottus gobio      DD 
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD         
BA122Crex crex          DD 
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos          DD 
BA238Dendrocopos medius          DD 
BA236Dryocopus martius          DD 
I1081Dytiscus latissimus    130  260 
BA098Falco columbarius          DD 
BA320Ficedula parva          DD 
BA154Gallinago media          DD 
BA217Glaucidium passerinum          DD 
I1082Graphoderus bilineatus    200  400 
BA127Grus grus          DD 
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla           
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis      DD 
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis      DD 
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis      DD 
F1099Lampetra fluviatilis      DD 
F1096Lampetra planeri      DD 
BA338Lanius collurio          DD 
I1042Leucorrhinia pectoralis    11000  21000 
BA246Lullula arborea          DD 
BA246Lullula arborea          DD       
M1355Lutra lutra    48  94 
I1060Lycaena dispar    50  100 
F1145Misgurnus fossilis      DD 
M1318Myotis dasycneme      DD 
I1037Ophiogomphus cecilia    300  900 
I5378Osmoderma barnabita      grids1x1 
BA094Pandion haliaetus     
BA072Pernis apivorus     
BA241Picoides tridactylus          DD 
BA234Picus canus          DD 
BA140Pluvialis apricaria          DD 
BA119Porzana porzana          DD 
P1477Pulsatilla patens    tufts 
F1134Rhodeus sericeus amarus         
F1106Salmo salar      DD 
F1106Salmo salar      DD 
F1106Salmo salar      DD 
F1106Salmo salar      DD 
BA220Strix uralensis          DD 
BA307Sylvia nisoria          DD         
BA409Tetrao tetrix tetrix          DD 
BA108Tetrao urogallus    localities    DD 
BA166Tringa glareola          DD 
A1166Triturus cristatus     
I1032Unio crassus    100000  140000 
I1014Vertigo angustior      DD 
I1013Vertigo geyeri      DD 
I4044Xylomoia strix    20  40 
  • 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
Acicula polita             
1048Aeshna viridis         
Aglia tau               
Ampedus erythrogonus                 
Ancylus fluviatilis             
Anoplodera sexguttata             
Apatura iris               
Betula nana             
Biston lapponaria               
Buprestis octoguttata               
Carabus coriaceus               
Castor fiber               
Catocala adultera               
Catocala sponsa             
Ceruchus chrysomelinus             
Chalcophora mariana             
Clausilia dubia             
Clausilia pumila             
Clossiana freija             
Clossiana frigga             
Cochlicopa nitens             
1070Coenonympha hero    40  60       
Crepis praemorsa             
Dactylorhiza incarnata             
Dactylorhiza maculata             
Dendrophagus crenatus               
Dorcus parallelopipedus             
Emus hirtus               
1313Eptesicus nilssonii           
Erebia embla             
Eudia pavonia               
A153Gallinago gallinago                   
Gentiana cruciata             
Gymnadenia conopsea             
1261Lacerta agilis             
Laciniaria plicata               
Laphria gibbosa             
Lasius fuliginosus               
1038Leucorrhinia albifrons           
1035Leucorrhinia caudalis           
Limax cinereoniger               
Limenitis populi               
Liocola marmorata               
Lithospermum officinale               
Lymexylon navale               
Macrogastra plicatula               
Macrogastra ventricosa               
Melandrya dubia               
Mergus merganser    20  30             
1314Myotis daubentonii           
Necydalis major             
Nothorhina punctata               
1312Nyctalus noctula           
Orchis mascula               
Orchis militaris               
Oryctes nasicornis               
Papilio machaon               
Peltis grossa               
1317Pipistrellus nathusii           
1326Plecotus auritus           
Podisma pedestris               
Prionychus ater               
1213Rana temporaria                     
6262Salmo trutta trutta               
A155Scolopax rusticola                   
Segmentina nitida             
Strangalia attenuata               
Theodoxus fluviatilis             
1109Thymallus thymallus         
Velleius dilatatus               
Vertigo ronnebyensis               
  • 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
N069.00
N072.00
N082.00
N096.00
N105.00
N122.00
N142.00
N151.00
N163.00
N1751.00
N1917.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This complex site consists mainly of the Gauja River valley rich with floodplain, dry and parkland meadows, oxbows, alluvial and broad-leaved forests. Gauja River itself with its tributaries also comprises different water habitats. In addition, the site includes a larger forest tract in the central part with good representation of western taiga and a larger mire area in the northwestern part. Banks of Gauja tributaries Palsa and Vizla have dolomite outcrops, many of which are of national geological importance. On the river terraces calcareous meadows occur. The territory is sparsely inhabited without major human settlements. Agricultural activities are traditionally extensive (non-commercial), but area of abandoned land has increased significantly over past 10 years.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site has remarkable diversity of protected species and habitats both nationally and at the EU level. This is an important site for conservation of oak forests (9160), riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Fraxinus excelsior along rivers (91F0), alluvial forests with Salix alba (91E0*), Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines (9180*), western taiga (9010*), bog woodland (91D0*), Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation (8210), semi-natural dry grasslands on calcareous substrates (6210), mesic grasslands (6270*), lowland hay meadows (6510), and wooded meadows (6530*). Qualifying species are Ophiogomphus cecilia, Osmoderma eremita, Unio crassus, Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Agrimonia pilosa, Pulsatilla patens, Cobitis taenia, Cottus gobio, Aspius aspius, Rhodeus sericeus amarus, Triturus cristatus, Lutra lutra, Myotis dasycneme. The territory provides both feeding habitats and roosting sites for bats. Especially oxbow lakes are important hunting areas for bats. Regarding birds, the site is among most important in Latvia for Crex crex, Gallinago media, Pandion haliaetus, Tetrao urogallus, Aegolius funereus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dendrocopus medius, Lullula arborea and Strix uralensis.

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]
MA02.01i
MA03.03i
MA08i
MA11i
MB01.01i
LB07i
ME04i
MI02i
MJ01.03i
MJ02.01i
HK02.01i
MK02.02i
MK02.03i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
XX-

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

4.4 Ownership (optional)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)


No information provided

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
LV06100.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
LV06Ziemelgauja=100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

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

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Aizsargajamo ainavu apvidus Ziemelgauja dabas aizsardzibas plans
Link: http://www.daba.gov.lv/public/lat/iadt/aizsargajamo_ainavu_apvidi/ziemelgauja/

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

The site management plan was approved in 2007.

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:LV0600700
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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