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Location Estonia, Pärnu County
Central coordinates 24o 17.00' East  58o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 10,260 ha
Altitude
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  2002  5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  2002  1,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus breeding  2002  3-5 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  2002  250-300 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax breeding  2002  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  2002  15-20 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laisma p Species Protection Site 624 protected area contained by site 624  
Laisma p Species Protection Site 79 protected area overlaps with site 53  
Lavassaare - EE0040324 Habitats Directive 9,866 protected area overlaps with site 9,656  
Lavassaare - EE0040325 Birds Directive 10,176 protected area overlaps with site 9,960  
Lavassaare hoiuala Limited Management Zone 8,599 protected area overlaps with site 8,423  
Lavassaare p Species Protection Site 69 protected area contained by site 69  
Ura - EE0040355 Habitats Directive 310 protected area contained by site 310  
Ura maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 310 protected area overlaps with site 304  
Virussaare rabasaar Nature Reserve 495 protected area overlaps with site 486  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  46%
Shrubland   31%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  23%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
forestry 20%
nature conservation and research 98%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lavassaare. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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