Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of raised bogs, fens, transitional mires, forest and many small lakes in northern Estonia. The main land-use is forestry.

Key biodiversity
Ohepalu-Udriku mire complex is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus in autumn.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are drainage, and intensification of forestry. Udriku mire is designated as a strictly protected area within Ohepalu Nature Protection Area. Research involves monitoring of birds and mire plants.

Protected areas
National High International None2,946 ha of IBA covered by Nature Protection Area (Ohepalu, 5,058 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ohepalu. Downloaded from on 19/01/2021.