Ventas un Skervela ieleja

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code LV0507200)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 2002
  • Country: Latvia
  • Administrative region: Latvija (LV00)
  • Surface area: 15 km2 (1459.47 ha)
  • Marine area: 0%
  • Located in Boreal biogeographical region
  • It protects 23 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 19 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (23)
Species group Number
Birds 12
Fishes 7
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 5.94
6120 Xeric sand calcareous grasslands 11.31
6210 Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) 22.68
6270 Fennoscandian lowland species-rich dry to mesic grasslands 2.3
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.09
7160 Fennoscandian mineral-rich springs and springfens 0.09
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 0.16
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 0.22
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 1.08
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.19
9010 Western Taïga 15.28
9020 Fennoscandian hemiboreal natural old broad-leaved deciduous forests Quercus, Tilia, Acer, Fraxinus or Ulmus) rich in epiphytes 0.03
9050 Fennoscandian herb-rich forests with Picea abies 75.7493
9070 Fennoscandian wooded pastures 28.29
9160 Sub-Atlantic and medio-European oak or oak-hornbeam forests of the Carpinion betuli 6.52
9180 Tilio-Acerion forests of slopes, screes and ravines 47.59
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 0
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 0.38
3190 Lakes of gypsum karst 0.03

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
May 2004
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
May 2004
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) May 2004
Date of Standard data form update December 2019

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