Information from Estonian Ministry of the Environment
Photo: Arne Ader
Lesser spotted eagle.
15 breeding territories of the lesser spotted eagle in Estonia will be declared as protected sites. The total area is 222 hectares, mostly on state-owned land and included in the Natura 2000 network.
According to the regulation from the Ministry of the Environment, fishing and hunting is allowed on the lesser spotted eagle nesting territories from September 1 to March 14, that is, during a period when this does not disturb the nesting or the growing up of the young of the lesser spotted eagles. During the same period berry and mushroom picking is also allowed in the protected zones of the nesting sites.