Luitemaa

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Luitemaa

  • Pays: 
    Estonie
  • Numéro du site: 
    1962
  • Superficie: 
    11'240 ha
  • Date d’inscription: 
    27-01-2010
  • Coordonnées: 
    58°10'N 24°35'E
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Luitemaa. 27/01/10; Pärnu County, 11,240 ha; 58°10'N 024°35'E. Nature Reserve, IBA, Natura 2000. A mosaic wetland complex located on the southwestern coast of Estonia with a diversity of coastal and inland habitats including shallow sea, capes and islands, coastal meadows and reed-beds. Dunes, mires, dry and wet forest stands are characteristic of the site and many of its habitat types are listed under the EU Habitats Directive. The site supports a diverse number of internationally and nationally threatened species of birds as well as a number of threatened mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants. Luitemaa ("land of dunes") is also a refuge for animals with large habitat requirements and as such is important as a breeding site for Wolf Canis lupus and Lynx Lynx lynx, as well as a hibernation site for Brown Bear Ursus arctos. It regularly supports more than 20,000 waterbirds, including Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis (>15000), Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope (>10000) and Eurasian Teal Anas crecca (>10000). The site is furthermore an important spawning ground for internationally threatened fish species like Sea Trout Salmo trutta and River Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis. Peat excavation was stopped at the site; however, the abandoned area is in need of restoration. The Nature Reserve is important for ecotourism, especially for bird-watching. A management plan is in preparation. Ramsar Site number: 1962. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

Région administrative: 
Pärnu County

  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
  • Date de dernière publication: 
    01-01-2011

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