Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A series of raised bogs lying north of Höytiäinen lake. The area is dominated by dry, sparsely forested Sphagnum peatland with a few larger areas of open mire and small pools. The forest is mainly barren and Pinus sylvestris-dominated.

Key biodiversity
The most important staging area for Grus grus in eastern Finland. The site is also important as a breeding area for boreal birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (max. 1 individual, passage).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area has sustained little human impact to date but several potential future impacts threaten the site. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None330 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Viklinsuo-Rapalahdensuo, 330 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viklinrimpi. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.