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Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park


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
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1996 1,000 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC breeding 1996 1,030 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1996 11 breeding pairs B2, C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 1996 1,200 breeding pairs C2
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle LC breeding 1996 560 breeding pairs B1ii, B2
Razorbill Alca torda LC breeding 1996 710 breeding pairs B1ii, B3, C3

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 unfavourable low
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Larus canus Mew Gull 1000 600 individuals 60 unfavourable
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull 1000 500 individuals 50 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pernajanlahtien ja Pernajan saariston merensuojelualue /Pernajabay and Pernaja Archipelago marine protection areas Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 65,755 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Luodematalat Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,452 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Luodematalat Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 4,452 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Länsiletto Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 2,035 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Länsileton alue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,036 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Itäisen Suomenlahden saaristo ja vedet/ Eastern Gulf of Finland Archipelago and waters Baltic Sea Protected Area (HELCOM) 95,628 protected area contains site 0
Itäisen Suomenlahden saaristo ja vedet Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 95,628 protected area contains site 93,253
Itäisen Suomenlahden saaristo ja vedet Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 95,628 protected area contains site 0
Itäisen Suomenlahden kansallispuisto Kansallispuisto 733 protected area overlaps with site 93,253

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Sea -
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2022.