Nigula Nature Reserve is a protected area in Estonia. It is located in the southwest part of the country near the city of Häädemeeste. Nigula Nature Reserve was founded in 1957 and occupies an area of 64 km2. This is one of the oldest preserved wetlands and valuable areas of Estonia. The local marshes are surrounded by various diversified forests which protect this area and thus represent a symbiotic relationship.
Nigula Nature Reserve has a rich fauna and flora. There are rare plants here. Nigula Nature Reserve is also home to Europe’s protected and not very abundant carnivores such as bear, wolf and lynx and to big game animals such as elk, roe deer, red deer, wild boar. The area is also an important bird sanctuary. In 2000, the Nigula Nature Reserve was added to the group of Natura 2000 (the largest network of protected areas in the world).
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