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    8'178 ha
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    59°06'N 23°43'E
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Leidissoo. 27/01/10; Lääne County; 8,178 ha; 59°06'N 023°44'E. Nature Reserve, part of Natura 2000 (SCI and SPA), and IBA. Part of an extensive wilderness area in northwestern Estonia, it consists of a variety of mire types and habitats of European interest and supports many bird species listed under the European Birds Directive annex I, including the Black Stork Ciconia nigra and Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus. Most typical are poor fens with Sweet Gale Myrica gale and transitional mire plant communities. A relatively large (ca. 100 ha) Great Fen-sedge Cladium mariscus fen occurs, as well as small patches of endangered rich fen communities supporting endemic Alpine Saw-wort Saussurea alpina subsp. esthonica. The site acts as a refuge for animals with large habitat requirements such as Wolf Canis lupus and Lynx Lynx lynx, for which it is also a breeding site, and Brown Bear Ursus arctos which hibernates in the site. Leidissoo plays a significant role in maintaining the hydrological balance and water quality of the region, and traditional berry and mushroom picking as well as small-scale hunting are practiced within the site. Threats include the intensification of forestry and the drainage of surrounding areas. Ramsar Site no. 1998. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

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  • Inscription légale nationale: 
    • Nature Reserve
  • Inscriptions juridiques régionales (internationales): 
    • UE Natura 2000
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