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Location Estonia, Ida-Viru County,Jõgeva County,Tartu County
Central coordinates 27o 0.00' East  58o 47.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 1,842 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  1990-2000  500 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1990-2000  2,000-6,000 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Loode-Peipsi hoiuala Limited Management Zone 1,705 protected area overlaps with site 1,697  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  98%
Artificial - terrestrial   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 90%
nature conservation and research 98%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Peipsi. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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