Meelva bog

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A raised bog in eastern Estonia, with small lakes and some forest. The main economic activity is forestry.

Key biodiversity
The site is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus in autumn.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from intensification of forestry. Research involves monitoring of birds and mire plants.

Protected areas
National Partial International None1,626 ha of IBA covered by Nature Protection Area (Meelva, 2,073 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Meelva bog. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.