Patvinsuo National Park

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1996 51-100 breeding pairs B3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Grus grus Common Crane 25 15 breeding pairs 60 not assessed
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 90 90 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Loxia pytyopsittacus Parrot Crossbill 100 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Patvinsuon kansallispuisto Kansallispuisto 10,536 protected area overlaps with site 10,023
Patvinsuo National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,727 protected area contains site 9,683
Patvinsuo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,727 protected area contains site 10,023
NÄLMÄNSUON LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 98 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mäntyniemen luonnonsuojelualue, Suomi100 Private Nature Reserve 33 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Patvinsuo National Park. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.