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Vilsandi archipelago


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2003

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC passage 1990-1999 3,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1991-1999 5,300-7,600 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1995-1998 33 breeding pairs C2, C6
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1990-1999 600-2,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 1996 100-150 breeding pairs B1i, C3
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri VU winter 1996-2000 1,500-2,500 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula LC passage 1990-1999 3,000 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC passage 1990-1999 3,100 individuals B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1990-1999 900 individuals B1i, C2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 18,214
Vilsandi RP, Vilsandi pv. Rahvuspargi piiranguvöönd 1,018 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Vana Paagi skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 26 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Vahemere skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 12 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Telve skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 6 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Soeginina skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 40 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Sepasitiku skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 6 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Salava skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 26 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Säinaste skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 1 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Pihlalaiu skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 1 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Orjassaare skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 2 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Nootamaa loodusreservaat Rahvuspargi loodusreservaat 29 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vilsandi RP, Metsa püsivaatlusala loodusreservaat Rahvuspargi loodusreservaat 1 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Mere skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 234 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vilsandi RP, Lõuna-Vaika loodusreservaat Rahvuspargi loodusreservaat 173 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Loonalaiu pv. Rahvuspargi piiranguvöönd 124 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Lauri skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 4 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Laistinina skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 42 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Laasirahu skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 10 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Läänemere akvatoorium pv. Rahvuspargi piiranguvöönd 15,231 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vilsandi RP, Kuusnõmme skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 559 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Kurgurahu skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 4 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Kolga skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 133 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Kiirassaare pv. Rahvuspargi piiranguvöönd 1,179 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Innarahu loodusreservaat Rahvuspargi loodusreservaat 83 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vilsandi RP, Atla pv. Rahvuspargi piiranguvöönd 2,783 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Antsulaiu skv. Rahvuspargi hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 6 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Alumise Vaika skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 4 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi RP, Aherahu skv. Rahvuspargi looduslik sihtkaitsevöönd 2 protected area contained by site 0
Vilsandi rahvuspark Rahvuspark 23,882 protected area contains site 18,214
Vilsandi National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,100 protected area overlaps with site 18,214
Vilsandi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,328 is identical to site 18,214
Vilsandi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,328 is identical to site 18,214
Vilsandi Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 31,720 protected area contains site 18,214
VEP nr.L00506 Woodland key habitat 7 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L00500 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.L00499 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125094 Woodland key habitat 7 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125093 Woodland key habitat 7 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125092 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125091 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125090 Woodland key habitat 5 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125089 Woodland key habitat 17 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125088 Woodland key habitat 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125087 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125086 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125085 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125084 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125083 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125082 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125081 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125079 Woodland key habitat 3 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125078 Woodland key habitat 4 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125077 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125076 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125075 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125074 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125073 Woodland key habitat 6 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125071 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125069 Woodland key habitat 0 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125068 Woodland key habitat 4 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125067 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.125006 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.000593 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
VEP nr.000592 Woodland key habitat 1 protected area contained by site 0
Püsielupaigad Species Protection Site 63 protected area contained by site 63

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Marine Neritic -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -
forestry -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vilsandi archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2022.