Kamanos bog

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Kamanos bog

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  • Area: 
    6,401 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    56°17'N 22°38'E
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Kamanos bog. 04/10/93; Siauliai; 6,401 ha (extended in 2010 from 5,195 ha); 56°17'N 022°39'E. Managed Nature Reserve, Strict Nature Reserve, Natura 2000. Set in a region of intense farming, the largest raised bog in Lithuania includes ridge-pool complexes, numerous small lakes, pools, transitional mires, and black alder swamps. Bogmoss pine forests and open, unforested Sphagnum communities predominate. The site is of national importance for its high species diversity and concentrations of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Human activities include conservation education, research, and limited tourism. The main threats in the catchment are caused by air pollution from a neighbouring oil refinery and two construction material factories. Forestry negatively affects the forest habitats in the buffer zone of the strict nature reserve. A management plan has been approved by the Ministry of Environment in 2006. Ramsar Site no. 626. Most recent RIS information: 2010.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) - Kamanos bog
    • Special Protection Area (SPA) - Kamanos bog
    • strict nature reserve - Kamanos bog
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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