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Forests in Alutaguse

Alutaguse forests cover the central and southern part of the Ida-Viru County. The area is rich in woods and swamps and has scarce human habitation. Flying squirrel, wolverine and bear, the indigenous inhabitants of coniferous forests, live in this one of the most primeval and forested areas of Estonia. In addition, a great number of golden eagles and white-tailed eagles nest here. Oligo-mesotrophic boreal forests, eutrophic paludifying forests and oligotrophic paludifying forests are the most prevalent forest types here; the dominant species of trees are pine, birch and spruce. In terms of unique biota, there are the larger swamps of Sirtsi, Muraka, Agusalu and Puhatu, and the ancient forest of Poruni.

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