Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland

Ramsar logo

Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    93,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    58°09'N 27°52'E
Materials presented on this website, particularly maps and territorial information, are as-is and as-available based on available data and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Pskovsko-Chudskaya Lowland. 13/09/94; Pskov Oblast; 93,600 ha; 58°09'N 027°52'E. Nature Reserve, Ornithological Reserve, Nature Monuments. A system of interconnected freshwater lakes, bordering Estonia, and set in a large glacial depression. The site includes marshes of various types, floodplain meadows, rivers and streams surrounded by coniferous and mixed deciduous forests, agricultural land, and human settlements. The area, on an important bird migration route between the Baltic and the White Seas, links breeding areas in the tundra and northern taiga. Internationally important populations of breeding, migrating and molting waterbirds, including several rare and endangered species, are supported. The lakes are highly productive spawning, nursery and feeding areas for fish. The wetlands are an important supply of drinking water and support a rich biodiversity, including numerous rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Human activities include transport, recreation, and commercial and sport fisheries. Ramsar site no. 669. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Pskov Oblast

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature monument
    • zakaznik/nature sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)