Matsalu National Park

The area of Matsalu National Park is 48,610 hectares, and it was created to protect the nesting, moulting and migrating birds.
In 1976, Matsalu National Park was entered in the list Ramsar wetlands.
The national park encompasses Matsalu Bay, the lower course of the River Kasari, coastal reeds, the flooded meadows of the River Kasari, coastal pastures, wooded meadows and about 50 islands. The centre of the national park is at the restored Penijõe Manor.
Matsalu is an internationally important stopover for various migrating waterfowl and coastal birds.
Interesting facts: there are many nature trails and 7 birdwatching towers in Matsalu.

The protection guidelines for the Matsalu National Park are available online in Estonian.


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