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Kasti bay


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
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 1996 630 individuals B1i, C2

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)
West Estonian Archipelago UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,560,000 protected area contains site 3,768
Püsielupaigad Species Protection Site 45 protected area contained by site 45
Kasti MKA, Kasti pv. Maastikukaitseala piiranguvöönd 194 protected area contained by site 0
Kasti maastikukiatseala Landscape Protection Area 193 protected area contained by site 193
Kasti maastikukaitseala Maastikukaitseala (looduspark) 194 protected area contained by site 0
Kasti lahe hoiuala Limited Management Zone 3,726 protected area overlaps with site 3,492
Kasti lahe hoiuala Hoiuala 3,746 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kasti lahe Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,960 protected area contains site 3,705
Kasti lahe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,960 protected area contains site 3,705

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Marine Neritic -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kasti bay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/kasti-bay-iba-estonia on 25/09/2023.