Vilsandi National Park

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Vilsandi National Park

  • Country: 
    Estonia
  • Site number: 
    913
  • Area: 
    24,100 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-06-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    58°23'N 21°54'E
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Overview

Vilsandi National Park. 17/06/97; Saare County, Saaremaa Island; 24,100 ha; 58°23'N 021°54'E. National Park, IBA. A large wilderness area comprised of a varied coastal landscape, archipelago, and brackish and freshwater relict lakes. Predominant vegetation consists of coastal meadows and includes, reedbeds, forests, and cropland. One third of the plant species present are rare for Estonia and include numerous endangered and vulnerable plants. Internationally important numbers of 249 species of waterbirds use the site for breeding, staging and wintering. Numerous species of mammals are present. Human activities include small-scale recreation and tourism, farming, forestry, and fishing. Ramsar site no. 913. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

Administrative region: 
Saare County, Saaremaa Island

  • National legal designation: 
    • state nature reserve
    • National Park
  • Last publication date: 
    05-06-1997

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