Patvinsuo National Park

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 10,023 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable low low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large wilderness area just north of Koitere lake, with mires, more-or-less natural boreal forest and waterways. The mires lie at the junction of the raised bogs of inner Finland and the Pohjanmaa aapa mires. Tourism is evident, especially in summer, with several camping areas, a long network of tracks and board-walks, look-out towers and other facilities. A few roads traverse the area.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for boreal birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Patvinsuo National Park. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.