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Location Estonia, Põlva County
Central coordinates 27o 30.00' East  58o 8.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3, C6
Area 1,752 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
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1999-2002  3,000-6,500 individuals  unknown  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus breeding  1998-2001  100-200 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1998-2001  100-150 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Räpina poldri - EE0080271 Birds Directive 1,494 protected area contained by site 1,494  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   59%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  25%
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  8%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 85%
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
forestry 10%
nature conservation and research 86%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Räpina polder. Downloaded from on 03/03/2015

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