FI019
Karunginjärvi lake


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1996 1,150 individuals A4i, B1i, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 1150 1300 individuals 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tornionjoen-Muonionjoen vesistöalue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 32,000 protected area overlaps with site 527
Mustasaari Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 4 protected area contained by site 0
Karunginjärvi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 688 protected area overlaps with site 563

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
unknown -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karunginjärvi lake. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/karunginjärvi-lake-iba-finland on 03/10/2023.