Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve

The main assets of the area are the diverse wetland habitats, different mire communities and rivers. Alam-Pedja is an area of large mires, flooded forests and meadows and meandering rivers. This area was placed under nature conservation in 1994. The area of the Nature Reserve is 34,220 ha. This extensive wildlife area is located in the basin of Lake Võrtsjärv in the border areas of Jõgeva, Tartu and Viljandi counties. Since 1997 the Nature Reserve belongs to the Ramsar sites – wetlands of international importance and since 2004 to the EU Natura network of protected areas.

LocationJõgeva County; Tartu County; Viljandi County
AttractionsDifferent bogs, rivers, grasslands, incl. flooded areas, varied flora and fauna, traditional village landscape.
InformationRMK Kiidjärve Visitor Centre
+372 676 122
Protected Area ManagerEnvironmental Board of Estonia
+372 662 5999,
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Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve
Visitor restrictionsFor restrictions imposed in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve please read here.
Additional informationIn Estonian nature, old explosive devices left from the war, still can be found. If you have found an object resembling an explosive device, leave it untouched, mark the location and immediately report the discovery to the emergency number 112. More information on the website of the Estonian Rescue Board.

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