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]

Name (English) Name (Estonian)[A] Location[B] Designated Area (km²) Coordinates
Agusalu Nature Reserve Agusalu Ida-Viru County, Illuka Parish, Agusalu 2012-01-26 110.0 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, Tähtvere Parish, Ilmatsalu 1997-06-17 342.2 58°28′26″N 26°10′11″E / 58.4739°N 26.1697°E / 58.4739; 26.1697
Emajõe Suursoo Mire and Piirissaar Island Emajõe-Suursoo ja Piirissaar Tartu County, Võnnu Parish, Ahunapalu 1997-06-17 189.8 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 1997-06-17 101.1 58°51′52″N 26°07′40″E / 58.8644°N 26.1278°E / 58.8644; 26.1278
Haapsalu-Noarootsi Haapsalu-Noarootsi Lääne County, Noarootsi Parish, Kudani 2012-04-01 274.5 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, Pühalepa Parish, Aruküla 1997-06-17 83.7 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, Valjala Parish, Oessaare 2003-03-31 24.2 58°19′07″N 22°51′29″E / 58.3186°N 22.8581°E / 58.3186; 22.8581
Leidissoo Nature Reserve Leidissoo Lääne County, Noarootsi Parish, Höbringi 2012-01-26 81.8 59°05′41″N 23°43′15″E / 59.0947°N 23.7208°E / 59.0947; 23.7208
Lihula Landscape Reserve Lihula Lääne County, Lihula Parish, Hälvati 2012-01-26 66.5 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 2012-01-19 112.4 58°09′31″N 24°34′06″E / 58.1586°N 24.5683°E / 58.1586; 24.5683
Matsalu National Park Matsalu looduskaitseala Lääne County, Lihula Parish, Poanse 1994-03-29 486.1 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, Iisaku Parish, Lõpe 1997-06-17 139.8 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, Saarde Parish, Tuuliku 1997-06-17 64.0 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, Varbla Parish, Hõbesalu 1997-06-17 46.4 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 2006-02-03 58.7 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, Suure-Jaani Parish, Lemmakõnnu 1997-06-17 396.4 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, Lümanda Parish, Kulli 1997-06-17 241.0 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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