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
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC breeding 1988 70 breeding pairs B2
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1988 240 breeding pairs B2

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 medium unfavourable medium
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
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Calidris falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper 75 35 breeding pairs 47 unfavourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 240 175 breeding pairs 73 near favourable

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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Veittiaavan soidensuojelualue Soidensuojelualue 2,324 protected area overlaps with site 2,386
Veittiaapa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,929 protected area overlaps with site 0
Veittiaapa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,929 protected area overlaps with site 2,692
Lassin palsta Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 27 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veittiaapa-Ristiaapa. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.