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Relict lakes of southern Saaremaa


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC passage 1996 500 individuals B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1996 1,000 individuals B1i
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1996 15 breeding pairs B2

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

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 5,735
Linnulaht Lake Nature Reserve 285 protected area contained by site 285

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Relict lakes of southern Saaremaa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.