Sookuninga Nature Reserve

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Sookuninga Nature Reserve

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    5'869 ha
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  • Coordonnées: 
    58°00'N 24°45'E
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A complex of six different raised bog massifs with hummock and hollow complexes as well with numerous pools. The site supports rare, vulnerable and endangered species of birds and plants, some of them occurring in great numbers or densities. Highly endangered and strongly protected are Black Stork, Golden Eagle, Lesser-Spotted Eagle, Great-Spotted Eagle and Lagopus lagopus Willow Grouse. The site also supports populations of large mammals including Canis lupus Wolf, Lynx lynx Lynx, Ursus arctos Brown Bear and Alces alces Elk. The site plays an important role in the recharge and discharge of groundwater as well maintenance of water quality in southwest Estonia and northwest Latvia. It also has a significant cultural and historical importance for its small scale battle grounds, burials, and war routes. Due to its remote location the area is sparsely inhabited, and the main uses are tied to forestry, berry and mushroom picking, and small-scale hunting - all at comparatively low intensities. Ramsar site no. 1748. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Inscription transfrontière: 

Sookuninga Nature Reserve Ramsar Site is part of the "North Livonian" Transboundary Ramsar Site along with Nigula Nature Reserve Ramsar Site (No. 910) in Estonia and Northern Bogs Ramsar Site (No. 1385) in Latvia, established in 2007.

Région administrative: 
Pärnu County

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
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