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Location Estonia, Pärnu County
Central coordinates 24o 6.00' East  58o 29.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C6
Area 16,874 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2003

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)



Site description A large raised bog in western Estonia, with many pools.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  1998-2001  3-4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus passage  1996  600 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  1998  4-6 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria breeding  1998-1999  160-215 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1998-1999  115-225 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax breeding  1998-1999  8-13 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1993-2001  2 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ermistu p Species Protection Site 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Nätsi-Võlla - EE0040336 Habitats Directive 11,499 protected area overlaps with site 10,341  
Nätsi-Võlla - EE0040337 Birds Directive 16,304 protected area contained by site 16,304  
Nätsi-Volla looduskaitseala Nature Reserve 10,741 protected area overlaps with site 10,740  
Nedrema - EE0040334 Habitats Directive 2,429 protected area contained by site 2,429  
Nedrema looduskaitseala Nature Reserve 2,415 protected area overlaps with site 2,374  
P Nature Reserve 28 protected area overlaps with site 24  
T Limited Management Zone 758 protected area overlaps with site 1,793  
T Species Protection Site 1,267 protected area overlaps with site 1,175  
Tõhela-Ermistu - EE0040361 Habitats Directive 3,133 protected area overlaps with site 2,817  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  23%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  47%
Shrubland   24%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 93%
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%

Protection status National High International None9,831 ha of IBA covered by Nature Protection Area (Nätsi-Võlla, 9,881 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nätsi-Võlla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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