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Location Estonia, Ida-Viru County
Central coordinates 27o 7.00' East  59o 9.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 18,306 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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2002  123 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1994  100 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax breeding  1994  5-10 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1997  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Muraka - EE0070103 Habitats Directive 16,356 protected area contained by site 16,356  
Muraka - EE0070172 Birds Directive 17,657 protected area contained by site 17,657  
Selisoo - EE0070124 Habitats Directive 1,419 protected area contained by site 1,419  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  42%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs  32%
Shrubland   25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 20%
nature conservation and research 93%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Muraka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/09/2014

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