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Outokumpu wetlands


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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1996 101-500 individuals B1i, C2
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 1996 15-30 breeding pairs B3, C6
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage 1996 501-1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, 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 very high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant 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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 300 300 individuals 100 favourable
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake 15 13 breeding pairs 87 near favourable
Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull 500 80 individuals 16 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sysmäjärvi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,911 protected area contained by site 734

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Outokumpu wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/10/2019.