Tornionjoki Delta

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
Goosander Mergus merganser LC passage 1992 1,001-2,000 individuals 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 low favourable 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
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Mergus merganser Goosander 1000 1000 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
VÄINÖLÄN LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 1 protected area contained by site 0
RIIHIMÄEN LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 0 protected area contained by site 0
Pajukari-Uksei-Alkunkarinlahti Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 440 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pajukari-Uksei-Alkunkarinlahti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 440 protected area overlaps with site 400
MÄKINÄRHEN LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 1 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Lagoons, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tornionjoki Delta. Downloaded from on 15/01/2021.