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Lahemaa National Park is the oldest in Estonia. It was established for the preservation, protection, restoration, exploration and promotion of nature, landscapes, cultural heritage and balanced environmental use of the coastal area of North Estonia. Here, forest, bog and coastal ecosystems, as well as semi-natural communities, geological monuments and historic and architectural monuments are protected. Lahemaa is one of Europe’s most important forest protection areas.

Lahemaa National Park has been awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas (, which is issued by the EUROPARC Federation.

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Protected Areas in Estonia

Reflection of the forest on a still lake

Soomaa National Park

Soomaa National Park was created to protect large raised bogs, flood plain grasslands, paludified forests and meandering rivers.
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A flock of barnacle geese taking off from a field

Matsalu National Park

Matsalu National Park was founded mainly to protect nesting, moulting and migratory birds.
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