Meenikunno bog

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A raised bog in south-eastern Estonia, with alluvial and mixed forests and small lakes. The main land-uses are forestry and tourism.

Key biodiversity
Meenikunno bog is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus in autumn.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are posed by tourism, intensification of forestry, and drainage of the surrounding area. Research involves monitoring of birds and mire plants.

Protected areas
National High International None1,757 ha of IBA covered by Mire Reserve (Meenikunno, 1,829 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meenikunno bog. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.