Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large complex of flood-plain meadows and scrub along the Mustjõgi river in south-eastern Estonia. The main land-uses are cattle-grazing and haymaking.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Crex crex.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Overgrowth of the meadows by scrub (due to undergrazing) poses a major threat, and regular haymaking is required to maintain suitable habitat.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koiva-Mustjõe. Downloaded from on 19/05/2021.