Slitere National Park

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Slitere National Park was established on 28 December 1999 on the basis of Slitere conservancy area.

At the moment the territory of the park amounts to 16360 ha of dry land and 10130 ha of sea aquatory along the shores of the Baltic sea and Riga Bay.

There are four functional zones in the park

  1. Nature conservancy zone
  2. Nature protection zone
  3. Landscape protection zone
  4. Neutral zone

“Dundagas Zilie kali” - the shore of the Baltic Lake during the ice age - is also included in Sliteres National Park. The sharp rises of it sometimes reach 30 meters.

There is a wide diversity of plant species in this park - 860 ferneries and seedplants, 733 species of mushrooms and 40 mucus-mushrooms, 195 lichens and 128 species of moss.

There are following animals in the Slitere National Park: elk, deers, doe, wild pig, fox, raccoon, badger, wolf, bobcat and beaver.

The park is on the list of important places for birds. On the slopes of the Blue hills there is the biggest density of bird pairs in Latvia. During summer migration the bird watchers on Kolkas bugle have seen almost more than 60 000 birds.

There are rare reptiles living in the Slitere National Park - marsh turtle, copperhead, and next to Kolka there are protected amphibians.





Protected natural area
Address: Administration is located in Dundaga, Dakterlej Street 3; EN-2797.