Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A diverse area west of Helsinki comprising many types of forest, small bogs, numerous lakes, ponds, hills, glacial ridges and rocky ledges. The most typical habitat is nutrient-poor heathland with Pinus sylvestris; patches of herb-rich deciduous forest and old, natural mixed forest are scarcer. Overall, the cover and continuity of forest is very good compared to most of southern Finland. Recreational activities are common all-year-round, however, these are mainly restricted to a wide network of natural and wooded tracks; some parts of the area remain relatively unused.

Key biodiversity
Phylloscopus trochiloides (15-25 pairs), Glaucidium passerinum (10-20 pairs), and Ficedula parva (10-20 pairs) also breed.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Conservation authorities have restored some key habitats in recent years. New land areas are being purchased with the intention of enlarging the National Park. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None2,372 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Nuuksio, 2,372 ha). 75 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Lands (Koivulan lehtopurolaakso 20 ha; Päaskyvuori, 7 ha; Kilpilampi-Lippukallio, 30 ha; Saukonnoro, 3 ha; Haukkalampi-Romvuori; 10 ha, Hynkänlampi, 5 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nuuksio. Downloaded from on 02/03/2021.