|Location||Estonia, Põlva County|
|Central coordinates||27o 18.00' East 57o 56.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, C2|
|Altitude||63 - 77m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2003|
Ornithological information Meenikunno bog is an important roosting place for migrating Grus grus in autumn.
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.
|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 area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Meenikunno||Nature Reserve||1,829||protected area contained by site||2,649|
|Meenikunno - EE0080204||Birds Directive||2,649||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%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Management considerations The main threats are posed by tourism, intensification of forestry, and drainage of the surrounding area. Research involves monitoring of birds and mire plants.
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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Meenikunno bog. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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