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Location Estonia, Valga County
Central coordinates 26o 26.00' East  58o 3.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 22,825 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
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1991-2000  10-15 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1991-2000  6-9 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Otepää - EE0080401 Birds Directive 22,794 is identical to site 22,516  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  56%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  35%
Grassland   5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  2%
Shrubland   2%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 40%
forestry 50%
nature conservation and research 98%
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Otepää. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/10/2014

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