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Ropka-Ihaste


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2003 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 2002 450 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC passage 2002 4,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC passage 2002 10,000 individuals B1i, C3
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2002 70-80 breeding pairs A1, C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2002 200-300 breeding pairs C6
Little Crake Zapornia parva LC breeding 2002 15 breeding pairs C6
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 2000-2002 10-15 males C6
Black Tern Chlidonias niger LC breeding 1999-2002 90-200 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2003).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ropka-Ihaste looduskaitseala Looduskaitseala 791 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Ropka skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 225 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Poldri pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 224 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Ihaste skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 83 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Anne pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 35 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Aardlapalu pv. Looduskaitseala piiranguvöönd 101 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste LKA, Aardla järve skv. Looduskaitseala hooldatav sihtkaitsevöönd 123 protected area contained by site 0
Ropka-Ihaste Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 756 protected area contained by site 755
Ropka-Ihaste Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 756 protected area contained by site 745
Aardla järve botaanilis-ornitoloogiline kaitseala Nature Reserve 132 protected area overlaps with site 123

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ropka-Ihaste. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ropka-ihaste-iba-estonia on 25/02/2024.