Muraka

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Muraka

  • Country: 
    Estonia
  • Site number: 
    909
  • Area: 
    13,980 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-06-1997
  • Coordinates: 
    59°08'N 27°06'E
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Overview

Muraka. 17/06/97; Ida-Viru County; 13,980 ha; 59°08'N 027°06'E. Nature Reserve, Natura 2000 (SPA and SCI), IBA. The site, one of the few extensive wilderness areas surviving in northeastern Estonia, consists of an integral complex of various bog types, fens, primeval forests, peat areas, bog-pools and temporary streams. The species diversity of fauna is one of the highest for mires in Estonia. Bog communities include continental as well as maritime vegetation types. The area is one of the few places in Estonia where Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is regularly seen and where Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus breeds. The site plays an important role in groundwater hydrology and maintenance of water quality. Human activities include berry-picking and hiking. (The site has been extended in 2012 from originally 12,400 ha.) Ramsar Site no. 909. Most recent RIS information: 2012.

Administrative region: 
Ida-Viru County

  • National legal designation: 
    • Botanical-Zoological Reserve
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2012

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