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Location Estonia, Harju County
Central coordinates 24o 13.00' East  59o 21.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii, B1i, C2, C3, C4
Area 21,039 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 passage  1990-1999  200-700 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1990-1999  200-300 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Greater Scaup Aythya marila passage  1994-1999  3,000-7,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis passage  1999  59,100 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Vulnerable 
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula passage  1999  10,410 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1999  50,000-99,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii, C4   

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed medium
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pakri hoiuala Limited Management Zone 19,011 protected area contained by site 19,011  
Pakri maastikukaitseala Landscape Protection Area 1,452 protected area overlaps with site 1,140  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   81%
Grassland   6%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  5%
Shrubland   4%
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
forestry 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
nature conservation and research 96%
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pakri. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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