Rubina Nature Reserve

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Rubina Nature Reserve
Rubina soo 2.jpg
Map showing the location of Rubina Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Rubina Nature Reserve
Location Estonia
Nearest city Viljandi
Coordinates 58°04′02″N 25°46′00″E / 58.06722°N 25.76667°E / 58.06722; 25.76667Coordinates: 58°04′02″N 25°46′00″E / 58.06722°N 25.76667°E / 58.06722; 25.76667
Area 2,097 ha (5,180 acres)
Established 2005[1]

Rubina Nature Reserve (Estonian: Rubina looduskaitseala) is a nature reserve in Viljandi County in southern Estonia.

The nature reserve is aimed at protecting the rare forested wetland landscape in the area, and the flora and fauna that thrives there. The area, rich in bogs, swamps and lakes, is an important resting place for migratory birds, but also supports a permanent population of birds such as black stork and white-tailed eagle. The wetlands in the area also support fish, such as the protected European weatherfish (Misgurnus fossilis).[2] The flora in the nature reserve is notable for the large number of unusual orchids that can be found there.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Möller, Kadri; Erikson, Marika (2005). "Natura Expanded Protected Areas". Estonian Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rubina loodusala". Estonian Environmental Registry. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Möller, Kadri; Erikson, Marika (2005). "Natura Expanded Protected Areas". Estonian Ministry of the Environment. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Viidumäe Nature Reserve (PDF). Estonian Environmental Board. 2012. p. 12.