Photo: Heli Saag

BirdLife Estonia

Our mission is to ensure the good status of Estonian birds through research, protection and education.

Photo: Kauro Kuik

Secluded seabird haven discovered in the North Atlantic soon to become a Marine Protected Area

Right now, 15 governments and the EU are working towards designating a Marine Protected Area approximately the same size of France in the North Atlantic. As it is in the high seas, this site is an area beyond national jurisdiction. A detailed management plan must be implemented and enforced to protect this area rich in marine biodiversity.

The name of the area is NACES – the North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Seamount - Marine Protected Area. 

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What gives you hope for the future?

As you probably know all too well, the struggle to protect nature can be disheartening at times. Whether it’s a disappointing political decision, a species in decline or an extreme weather event; the seemingly unending supply of bad news isn’t great for morale.   As a consequence, it can be easy for people to fall victim to doomism: to be so overwhelmed by despair that they feel they should just give up.   But we cannot let that happen. Apathy and inaction, induced by the false belief that an impending apocalypse is inevitable, are just as dangerous as science denial.  

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

27. September 2021
Scolopax rusticola Linnaeus, 1758 1 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Ähijärve,
Cygnus cygnus (Linnaeus, 1758) 1 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Ähijärve, RESTRICTED
Glaucidium passerinum (Linnaeus, 1758) 1 Tarvo Valker Tuuru, RESTRICTED
Gallinago gallinago (Linnaeus, 1758) 1 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Ähijärve,
Cygnus cygnus (Linnaeus, 1758) 1 Riia Hansen Lääne-Harju vald, RESTRICTED
Cygnus olor (Gmelin, 1789) 12 Riia Hansen Lääne-Harju vald, Laulasmaa küla
Phoenicurus ochruros (S. G. Gmelin, 1774) 1 Tarvo Valker Põgari-Sassi,
Glaucidium passerinum (Linnaeus, 1758) 3 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Viirapalu, RESTRICTED
Haliaeetus albicilla (Linnaeus, 1758) 2 Kalle Pihelgas Tuuru, RESTRICTED
Dryocopus martius (Linnaeus, 1758) 1 Jan Fred Joab, Janek Joab Viirapalu,