Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1996 101-500 individuals B1i, C2
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC passage 1996 51-100 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage 1996 11-50 individuals B1i, C2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 200 100 individuals 50 unfavourable
Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan 50 11 individuals 22 very unfavourable
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern 11 2 individuals 19 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vilkkilä Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22 protected area overlaps with site 20
Sumarin luonnonsuojelualue Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kolsinpohjan luonnonsuojelualue Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kirkon-Vilkkilänturan luonnonsuojelualue Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 182 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 194 is identical to site 0
Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 194 protected area overlaps with site 155


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay. Downloaded from on 27/01/2022.