Lahepera lake

Country/territory: Estonia

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2003)
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Area: 255 ha

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description (baseline)
A shallow lake with reedbeds on the western shore of Lake Peipsi in eastern Estonia. The main economic activity is fishing.

Key biodiversity
An important staging and breeding area for several waterbird species. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Larus minutus (50-60 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lahepera lake. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.