Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 93,253 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable low
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Site description
A very large area of outer archipelago covering the whole north-east part of the Gulf of Finland. The site comprises extensive areas of open sea scattered with several large and forested islands, and numerous small, rocky islets. There are some remarkable submerged ridges in the area, and, more importantly for the avifauna, extensive spawning areas of the Baltic herring.

Key biodiversity
The area holds the largest population of Larus fuscus fuscus in the country, and also is important for other archipelagic species such as Alca torda and Cepphus grylle. During spring migration hundreds of thousands of Arctic ducks stop over within the IBA.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.