Lake Engure

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Lake Engure

  • Country: 
    Latvia
  • Site number: 
    738
  • Area: 
    19,700 ha
  • Designation date: 
    25-07-1995
  • Coordinates: 
    57°16'N 23°09'E
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Overview

Lake Engure. 25/07/95; Talsi, Tukums; 19,700 ha; 57°17'N 023°07'E. Nature Park. The site is a permanent shallow coastal freshwater lake with fens, pines and mixed forests (often wet) and brackish marshes. The site has some threatened bird species present, such as the eagle and corncrake; it is also a nesting site for several bird species and has well over 800 vascular plant species. This area is used for commercial fishing, angling and hunting, though limited harvesting of reeds takes place during winter. Recreation and tourism are present to a limited extent. 2007 reports show progress in restoration of the coastal meadows. Ramsar site no. 738. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Talsi, Tukums

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature park
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2008

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