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NATIONAL PARKS OF LATVIA

 

Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Latvia. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Latvia's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Latvia include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Latvia.

 

National Parks of Latvia

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of each country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru, Ethiopia India and Uganda.

Protected Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine area

IUCN Category

Latitude

Longitude

Creation date

Riezupe

Nature Park

418

Y

IV

57.52815700000

-7.69626200000

1/1/1966

Certoks (Velnezers)

Complex Nature Reserve

53

Y

III

-24.75000000000

152.38000000000

1/1/1994

Sisenu Priedes

Nature Park

50

IV

49.33925000000

0.04170800000

1/1/1979

Beberbeki

Nature Park

302

V

-41.43400000000

173.82400000000

1/1/1977

Kupas Dune

Geological/Geomorphological Objects

40

V

-42.13200000000

172.06000000000

1/1/1981

Randa meadows

Botanical Reserve

198

V

-42.15300000000

171.85700000000

1/1/1981

Purgaili

Mires Reserve

388

45.69193700000

10.49962400000

Slapjo Salu and Cuku

Mires Reserve

920

III

-40.54161000000

176.19543000000

Kalkupe

Complex Nature Reserve

575

IV

49.34094900000

-0.48936300000

1/1/1991

Bullezers

Botanical Reserve

17

Y

IV

57.52844400000

-7.68401700000

1/1/1966

Salaca

Complex Nature Reserve

5323

IV

49.33860600000

-0.49509600000

1/1/1991

Dzerves

Mires Reserve

543

IV

49.31683400000

-0.02569000000

1/1/1983

Pokrate

Botanical Reserve

29

IV

49.26868400000

-0.19614100000

1/1/1979

Gaujiena

Botanical Reserve

71

V

-42.39900000000

172.03400000000

1/1/1981

Olla and Pigele

Cranberry Resources Reserve

2949

V

-42.29400000000

171.81800000000

1/1/1981

Nomava

Mires Reserve

625

IV

49.26820500000

-1.66097200000

1/1/1979

Glusonka

Mires Reserve

142

IV

49.61889500000

-1.82914000000

1/1/1986

Plucu tirelis

Mires Reserve

477

V

-43.12300000000

171.64000000000

1/1/1967

Jumurda

Botanical Reserve

2

IV

49.61728500000

-1.82814400000

1/1/1986

Ragakapa

Complex Nature Reserve

26

IV

49.44433000000

-1.81910100000

1/1/1978

Zebrus and Svete Lakes

Complex Nature Reserve

928

IV

49.44193500000

-1.20646700000

1/1/1985

Lielie-Kangari

Complex Nature Reserve

672

V

-46.39043400000

169.09795100000

Baltie Klanu

Zoological Reserve

517

IV

49.40680800000

0.19137400000

1/1/1982

Ellite

Mires Reserve

2

IV

49.39891800000

-1.80788000000

1/1/1980

Sasali

Complex Nature Reserve

202

IV

49.39738900000

-1.80479200000

1/1/1980

Kadikkalni

Botanical Reserve

13

IV

49.39565700000

-1.80624100000

1/1/1980

Kraukli

Mires Reserve

1003

V

-46.47620600000

168.97758700000

Nesaule

Complex Nature Reserve

51

V

-46.56256200000

169.09256400000

Lapsu

Mires Reserve

63

IV

56.74372700000

-5.72956700000

1/1/1978

Cirisa Lake Islands

Botanical Reserve

35

Y

IV

56.18077700000

-2.54412600000

1/1/1956

Klaucani and Priekulani

Botanical Reserve

205

IV

49.67737800000

-1.94459600000

1/1/1989

Darmstate

Botanical Reserve

5

IV

56.06471300000

-4.51280500000

1/1/1958

Beja

Botanical Reserve

110

Y

Ia

-35.91678400000

175.09919300000

18880101

Soku (Kodu-Kapzemes)

Mires Reserve

1925

Ia

-32.94725500000

121.10331000000

1/1/1992

Pededze

Botanical Reserve

22

Y

IV

50.66911800000

-2.05077300000

1/1/1954

Ezezera Lake Islands

Botanical Reserve

75

Y

Ia

-43.14870200000

170.26634100000

1/1/1957

Pahatnieki

Botanical Reserve

5

IV

56.08006100000

-4.53130600000

1/1/1958

Kuprava

Botanical Reserve

33

IV

49.66709700000

-1.47520200000

1/1/1987

Papes Lake

Zoological Reserve

1205

VI

-32.41000000000

-60.78000000000

1/1/1968

Istra Lake Islands

Botanical Reserve

8

UA

50.96000000000

-3.63000000000

1/1/1988

Vidale (Daiki)

Botanical Reserve

51

UA

51.25000000000

0.21000000000

1/1/1991

Verene

Botanical Reserve

30

V

-46.45196500000

169.02131100000

Zvirgzdene

Botanical Reserve

2

V

-46.59867700000

169.00928000000

Mazie-Kangari

Complex Nature Reserve

340

IV

51.07930200000

2.53670800000

1/1/1985

Dizkalni

Botanical Reserve

50

II

-29.84658500000

-67.90472400000

1/1/1997

Lielais Kemeru tirelis

Mires Reserve

5762

III

-39.33101000000

174.97418400000

Supe

Mires Reserve

1185

V

-46.59937300000

168.98516400000

Korneti-Pelli

Complex Nature Reserve

797

V

-46.46920700000

168.95470000000

Ciecere

Botanical Reserve

14

IV

57.33132200000

-1.95155700000

1/1/1979

Medze

Complex Nature Reserve

70

V

-46.57411300000

169.04783800000

Niedraju-Pilkas

Mires Reserve

1057

IV

50.99606700000

2.03234100000

1/1/1979

Seldzi

Botanical Reserve

14

IV

52.57892900000

1.50052500000

Karki

Mires Reserve

316

IV

48.74923300000

-3.11821500000

1/1/1983

Skarbe (Silkaleji)

Mires Reserve

185

IV

48.75348500000

-3.08620700000

1/1/1983

Ezernieki

Protected Landscape

23541

IV

48.75247900000

-3.09855800000

1/1/1983

Adamova

Complex Nature Reserve

441

Y

II

79.32951100000

-19.26292900000

1/1/1974

Augszeme

Protected Landscape

20419

V

-46.59187300000

169.03439600000

Pilda

Complex Nature Reserve

623

IV

54.90394300000

-3.12103900000

1/1/1992

Embute

Complex Nature Reserve

232

V

-46.59892600000

169.10658600000

Ilzins

Complex Nature Reserve

76

V

-46.57877100000

169.08443500000

Vecpiebalga

Protected Landscape

9532

IV

48.75316300000

-3.10069700000

1/1/1983

Slapjo Salu

Cranberry Resources Reserve

179

IV

48.74525000000

-3.13223700000

1/1/1983

Lepuri

Cranberry Resources Reserve

320

IV

50.95615400000

1.79485500000

1/1/1979

Tisa

Cranberry Resources Reserve

55

IV

49.26657600000

-0.22455900000

1/1/1984

Tireli

Cranberry Resources Reserve

1074

IV

49.03391500000

-1.57002800000

1/1/1985

Lacu

Cranberry Resources Reserve

147

II

-37.04501700000

-70.14709900000

1/1/1971

Maizezers

Cranberry Resources Reserve

34

IV

48.94153400000

-1.55320500000

1/1/1993

Tirumnieki

Cranberry Resources Reserve

141

IV

48.94094000000

-1.54872200000

1/1/1993

Lielais Pelecares

Cranberry Resources Reserve

4546

IV

31.72000000000

99.15000000000

1/1/1987

Bedne

Cranberry Resources Reserve

31

V

-46.60540800000

169.03111200000

Vagulani

Cranberry Resources Reserve

223

IV

48.86622700000

-3.23655800000

1/1/1985

Putera (Petera)

Cranberry Resources Reserve

21

IV

48.74253100000

-3.12363800000

1/1/1983

Oleri

Cranberry Resources Reserve

93

III

-45.82926800000

167.64197500000

Berzi

Cranberry Resources Reserve

120

Y

II

17.86484300000

-87.97143000000

1/1/1987

Lielsala

Cranberry Resources Reserve

324

Ia

-35.73434900000

140.60116100000

1/1/1979

Kaleju tirelis

Cranberry Resources Reserve

50

45.68331900000

7.28493200000

Zemgali

Cranberry Resources Reserve

248

III

-38.81906600000

174.71211700000

Nagli and Ansini

Cranberry Resources Reserve

274

Y

IV

18.19319700000

-87.86673700000

1/1/1996

Dunikas tirelis

Cranberry Resources Reserve

1334

Y

II

79.31593300000

-18.98848600000

1/1/1974

Vavere

Cranberry Resources Reserve

166

Y

II

79.31080800000

-18.83300600000

1/1/1974

Vadaini

Cranberry Resources Reserve

288

Y

II

79.08931900000

-19.27523000000

1/1/1974

Riesta-Dzukstene

Cranberry Resources Reserve

280

Y

II

78.95568000000

-17.75576800000

1/1/1974

Stampaki

Cranberry Resources Reserve

284

Y

II

78.95578600000

-17.71532200000

1/1/1974

Babite Lake

Zoological Reserve

2555

Y

II

78.94782300000

-17.78357200000

1/1/1974

Slitere

Scientific Reserve

15037

Y

28.38753700000

129.46306100000

1/1/1974

Grini

Scientific Reserve

1457

Y

II

81.93029000000

-18.01016200000

1/1/1974

Daugavas loki

Nature Park

10500

Y

II

81.83159300000

-32.32887100000

1/1/1974

Tervete

Nature Park

1350

Y

II

81.79931600000

-32.32339300000

1/1/1974

Teici

Scientific Reserve

19047

III

-38.02025300000

177.27597400000

Krustkalni

Scientific Reserve

2902

V

-46.32983500000

169.17403600000

Gauja

National Park

92048

III

-38.94778800000

177.02820100000

Moricsala

Scientific Reserve

818

III

-38.00106700000

177.10201500000

 

WICE MAMMALS

 

Genus

Species

English

LV

 

Erinaceus

concolor

East European Hedgehog

P

 

Neomys

fodiens

Northern (Eurasian) Water Shrew

P

 

Sorex

araneus

Common Shrew

P

 

Sorex

caecutiens

Laxmann's Shrew

P

 

Sorex

minutus

Pgymy (Lesser) Shrew

P

 

Talpa

europaea

European Mole

P

 

Eptesicus

nilssoni

Northern Bat (Nilsson's Serotine)

P

 

Myotis

brandti

Brandt's Bat

P

 

Myotis

dasycneme

Pond Bat

P

 

Myotis

daubentoni

Daubenton's (Water) Bat

P

 

Myotis

mystacinus

Whiskered Bat

P

 

Myotis

nattereri

Natterer's Bat

P

 

Nyctalus

noctula

Noctule Bat

P

 

Pipistrellus

nathusii

Nathusius' Pipistrelle

P

 

Pipistrellus

pipistrellus

Pipistrelle

P

 

Plecotus

auritus

Brown Long-eared Bat

P

 

Vespertilio

murinus

Parti-colored Bat

P

 

Canis

lupus

Gray Wolf

P

 

Nyctereutes

procyonoides

Raccoon Dog

P

 

Vulpes

vulpes

Red Fox

P

 

Lynx

lynx

Eurasian Lynx

P

 

Lutra

lutra

European Otter

P

 

Meles

meles

Eurasian Badger

P

 

Martes

foina

Beech Marten

P

 

Martes

martes

Pine Marten

P

 

Mustela

erminea

Stoat, Ermine, Short-tailed Weasel

P

 

Mustela

lutreola

European Mink

P

 

Mustela

nivalis

Least Weasel

P

 

Mustela

putorius

Western Polecat

P

 

Mustela

vison

American Mink

P

 

Halichoerus

grypus

Grey Seal

P

 

Balaenoptera

acutorostrata

Minke Whale

P

 

Balaenoptera

borealis

Sei Whale

P

 

Delphinus

delphis

Common (Saddleback) Dolphin

P

 

Grampus

griseus

Risso's Dolphin

P

 

Lagenorhynchus

albirostris

White-beaked Dolphin

P

 

Orcinus

orca

Killer Whale

P

 

Tursiops

truncatus

Bottlenose Dolphin

P

 

Phocoena

phocoena

Harbor Porpoise

P

 

Hyperoodon

ampullatus

Northern Bottlenose Whale

P

 

Sus

scrofa

Wild Boar, Pig, Hog

P

 

Cervus

elaphus

Red Deer, Elk, Hangul, Maral, Wapiti

P

 

Cervus

dama

Fallow Deer

P

 

Alces

alces

Moose in N. America, Elk in Europe

P

 

Capreolus

capreolus

European Roe Deer

P

 

Sciurus

vulgaris

Eurasian Red (European Tree) Squirrel

P

 

Pteromys

volans

Siberian Flying Squirrel

P

 

Castor

fiber

European Beaver

P

 

Sicista

betulina

Northern Birch Mouse

P

 

Arvicola

sapidus

Iberian Water Vole

P

 

Clethrionomys

glareolus

Bank Vole

P

 

Microtus

agrestis

Field Vole

P

 

Microtus

arvalis

Common Vole

P

 

Microtus

oeconomus

Tundra Vole

P

 

Microtus

rossiaemeridionalis

Sibling Vole

P

 

Apodemus

agrarius

Striped Field Mouse

P

 

Apodemus

flavicollis

Yellow-necked Field Mouse

P

 

Micromys

minutus

Eurasian Harvest Mouse

P

 

Mus

musculus

House Mouse

P

 

Rattus

norvegicus

Norway (Brown) Rat

P

 

Rattus

rattus

Black Rat

P

 

Muscardinus

avellanarius

Hazel (Common) Dormouse

P

 

Lepus

europaeus

Brown (European) Hare

P

 

Lepus

timidus

Eurasian Arctic (White, Mountain) Hare

P

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Latvia. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Latvia provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Latvia. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Latvia provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Latvia. In Nature of Latvia you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Latvia provides a checklist of the birds of Latvia. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Latvia in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Latvia you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Latvia.

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