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Koiva-Mustjõe


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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koiva-Mustjõe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/08/2020.