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Riksu coast


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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC passage 1991-1999 3,000-8,500 individuals A4i, 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.

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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 1,686
VEP nr.L01536 Woodland key habitat 2 protected area contained by site 0
Riksu ranniku hoiuala Limited Management Zone 2,177 protected area contains site 1,686
Riksu ranniku hoiuala Hoiuala 2,188 protected area contains site 0
Riksu ranniku Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,195 protected area contains site 1,686
Riksu ranniku Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,195 protected area contains site 1,686
Kura Kurk Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 197,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu hoiuala Hoiuala 4,078 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kaugatoma-Lõu Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,403 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Sea -
Shrubland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riksu coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.