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Location Estonia, Harju County,Järva County,Rapla County
Central coordinates 25o 7.00' East  58o 58.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 19,898 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2003

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1995-2001  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2000-2003  4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kõnnumaa - EE0020325 Habitats Directive 11,337 protected area contained by site 11,337  
Kõnnumaa-Väätsa - EE0020341 Birds Directive 17,861 protected area overlaps with site 16,760  
Laukesoo - EE0010108 Habitats Directive 2,712 protected area contained by site 2,712  
Väätsa - EE0060116 Habitats Directive 416 protected area contained by site 416  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  47%
Shrubland   24%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  26%
Artificial - terrestrial   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 4%
forestry 45%
nature conservation and research 87%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kõnnumaa-Väätsa. Downloaded from on 27/03/2015

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