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.
The site is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from intensification of forestry. Research involves monitoring of birds and mire plants.
None1,626 ha of IBA covered by Nature Protection Area (Meelva, 2,073 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Meelva bog. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/meelva-bog-iba-estonia on 26/09/2023.