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Location Estonia, Põlva County
Central coordinates 27o 18.00' East  57o 56.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 2,651 ha
Altitude 63 - 77m
Year of IBA assessment 2003

Eesti Ornitiliigiaühing (EOÜ)

Site description A raised bog in south-eastern Estonia, with alluvial and mixed forests and small lakes. The main land-uses are forestry and tourism.

Key Biodiversity Meenikunno bog is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus in autumn.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  1,250 individuals  unknown  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Meenikunno Nature Reserve 1,829 protected area contained by site 2,649  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  62%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  16%
Shrubland   22%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 30%
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research 100%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None1,757 ha of IBA covered by Mire Reserve (Meenikunno, 1,829 ha).

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

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