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Location Estonia, Pärnu County,Rapla County
Central coordinates 24o 40.00' East  58o 42.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 7,513 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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1997-1999  57 males only  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996-2003  2-3 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Circus cyaneus breeding  1991-2003  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2003  50 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kaisma - EE0040306 Habitats Directive 3,155 protected area contained by site 3,155  
Nõlvasoo - EE0020337 Habitats Directive 1,100 protected area contained by site 1,100  
Taarikõnnu - EE0020315 Habitats Directive 2,843 protected area contained by site 2,843  
Taarikõnnu-Kaisma - EE0020340 Birds Directive 7,483 is identical to site 7,421  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  33%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  51%
Shrubland   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
forestry 45%
fisheries/aquaculture 2%
nature conservation and research 97%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Taarikõnnu-Kaisma. Downloaded from on 04/05/2015

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