List of Ramsar sites in Estonia

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View on Matsalu Bay from Keemu bird-watching tower

This list of Ramsar sites in Estonia includes wetlands that are considered to be of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Estonia currently has 17 sites designated as "Wetlands of International Importance".[1][2] The total area of Ramsar sites in Estonia is about 2,818.6 square kilometres (1,088.3 sq mi), or about 1/16 of the whole country.

For a full list of all Ramsar sites worldwide, see List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance.

List of Ramsar sites[edit]

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Name (English) Name (Estonian)[A] Location[B] Designated Area (km²) Coordinates
Agusalu Nature Reserve Agusalu Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse Parish, Agusalu 2012-01-26 1106.2 59°05′21″N 27°31′11″E / 59.0892°N 27.5197°E / 59.0892; 27.5197
Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve Alam-Pedja looduskaitseala Tartu County, Tartu, Ilmatsalu 3439.6 58°28′26″N 26°10′11″E / 58.4739°N 26.1697°E / 58.4739; 26.1697
Emajõe-Suursoo and Piirissaar Emajõe-Suursoo ja Piirissaar Tartu County, Kastre Parish, Ahunapalu 1898.3 58°23′06″N 27°18′42″E / 58.385°N 27.3117°E / 58.385; 27.3117
Endla Nature Reserve Endla looduskaitseala Jõgeva County, Jõgeva Parish, Kärde 101.6 58°51′52″N 26°07′40″E / 58.8644°N 26.1278°E / 58.8644; 26.1278
Haapsalu-Noarootsi Haapsalu-Noarootsi Lääne County, Lääne-Nigula Parish, Kudani 2012-04-01 2758.9 59°08′05″N 23°32′28″E / 59.1347°N 23.5411°E / 59.1347; 23.5411
Hiiumaa islets and Käina Bay Hiiumaa laiud ja Käina laht Hiiu County, Hiiumaa Parish, Aruküla 836.6 58°47′32″N 22°58′08″E / 58.7922°N 22.9689°E / 58.7922; 22.9689
Laidevahe Nature Reserve Laidevahe looduskaitseala Saare County, Saaremaa Parish, Oessaare 245.5 58°19′07″N 22°51′29″E / 58.3186°N 22.8581°E / 58.3186; 22.8581
Leidissoo Nature Reserve Leidissoo Lääne County, Lääne-Nigula Parish, Höbringi 2012-01-26 822.1 59°05′41″N 23°43′15″E / 59.0947°N 23.7208°E / 59.0947; 23.7208
Lihula Nature Reserve Lihula Pärnu County, Lääneranna Parish, Hälvati 2012-01-26 665.4 58°39′25″N 23°56′57″E / 58.6569°N 23.9492°E / 58.6569; 23.9492
Luitemaa Nature Reserve Luitemaa Pärnu County, Häädemeeste Parish, Häädemeeste 2012-01-19 1130.1 58°09′31″N 24°34′06″E / 58.1586°N 24.5683°E / 58.1586; 24.5683
Matsalu Nature Reserve Matsalu looduskaitseala Lääne County, Lääne-Nigula Parish, Keskvere 488.7 58°45′33″N 23°38′54″E / 58.7592°N 23.6483°E / 58.7592; 23.6483
Muraka Nature Reserve Muraka looduskaitseala Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse Parish, Lõpe 1405.9 59°08′55″N 27°06′53″E / 59.1486°N 27.1147°E / 59.1486; 27.1147
Nigula Nature Reserve Nigula looduskaitseala Pärnu County, Häädemeeste Parish, Urissaare 643.1 58°00′40″N 24°40′59″E / 58.0111°N 24.6831°E / 58.0111; 24.6831
Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Pärnu County, Lääneranna Parish, Hõbesalu 379 58°33′42″N 23°35′17″E / 58.5617°N 23.5881°E / 58.5617; 23.5881
Sookuninga Nature Reserve Sookuninga looduskaitseala Pärnu County, Saarde Parish, Veelikse 589.9 57°59′49″N 24°49′47″E / 57.9969°N 24.8297°E / 57.9969; 24.8297
Soomaa National Park Soomaa Rahvuspark Viljandi County, Põhja-Sakala Parish, Lemmakõnnu 3984.4 58°26′54″N 25°07′10″E / 58.4483°N 25.1194°E / 58.4483; 25.1194
Vilsandi National Park Vilsandi rahvuspark Saare County, Saaremaa Parish, Lümanda-Kulli 2388.3 58°23′10″N 21°53′40″E / 58.3861°N 21.8944°E / 58.3861; 21.8944

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Link leads to the protected area page in the Estonian Environmental Registry (in Estonian)
  2. ^ Larger areas may extend into the neighboring parishes and counties

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keskkonnaregister" (in Estonian). Estonian Environmental Ministry. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Estonia". Nordic Baltic Wetlands Initiative (NorBalWet). Retrieved 23 April 2014.

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