Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex

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Puhtu-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex

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    4,640 ha
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    58°34'N 23°33'E
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Puhto-Laelatu-Nehatu Wetland Complex. 17/06/97; Läänemaa County; 4,640 ha; 58°34'N 023°33'E. Nature Reserve, Botanical-Zoological Reserve, IBA. A wetland consisting of a chain of lagoons, and a mire with shallow lakes and bogs, bordered by species-rich alvar, wooded meadow, and forest communities. The coastal area is a stopover for internationally important numbers of migrating waterfowl and provides roosting areas for geese and common crane. Human activities include scientific research, fishing, sheep and cattle grazing, agriculture, forestry, and limited tourism. Nutrient-enrichment is problematic. Ramsar site no. 911. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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    • Botanical-Zoological Reserve - Nehatu Botanical-Zoological Reserve
    • Botanical-Zoological Reserve - Virtsu-Laelatu-Puhtu Botanical-Zoological Reserve
    • Nature Reserve - Puhtulaid Nature Reserve
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