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Zvārde natural park and polygon objects
Zvārde natural reserve is a newly erected large protected area within the borders of Blīdene, Jaunauce and Zvārde districts. Zvārde natural reserve consists of Stūru and Kārklauku or Zvārde swamp, narrow forest line around the swamps, woody marsh lands and bushy meadows, Ķerliņi lake and its vicinity.
The reserve territory is located in the area of the former Zvārde polygon and has little been affected by human economic activities. Therefore the reserve territory is biologically diverse, particularly notable by many rare bird species included in the Red Book of Latvia – grey headed woodpecker, Tengmalm's owl, white-rumped woodpecker. Botanical studies still have to be carried out, however, it is already clear that a very rare species is found in the reserve – bilberry osier.