Karunginjärvi lake

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 660 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high favourable low
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Site description
A 1-km-wide, quiet, lake-like section of the Tornio river, near its mouth.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important staging areas for Cygnus cygnus in Finland. The area is less important as a breeding ground, with only a small number of birds breeding on some herb-rich, bushy islands on the river.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Karunginjärvi lake. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.