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Runkaus-Saariaapa-Tainijärvet


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
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1995 6-10 breeding pairs A3, B2
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1995 21-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus LC breeding 1995 11-20 breeding pairs A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1995 51-100 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1995 501-1,000 breeding pairs B2
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs A3
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus LC breeding 1995 11-20 breeding pairs B2
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC breeding 1995 3-5 breeding pairs A3
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC breeding 1997 1-2 breeding pairs A3
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1995 1-2 breeding pairs A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1995 2,001-5,000 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1995 21-50 breeding pairs A3, B3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1995 201-500 breeding pairs A3

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 very unfavourable medium negligible
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
Mergellus albellus Smew 6 2 breeding pairs 34 not assessed
Grus grus Common Crane 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Lymnocryptes minimus Jack Snipe 60 60 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 40 40 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 500 500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus cyaneus 10 2 breeding pairs 20 very unfavourable
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing 35 35 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 1500 600 breeding pairs 40 unfavourable
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 580 250 breeding pairs 44 unfavourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (unknown use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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)
Saariaavan soidensuojelualue Soidensuojelualue 1,886 protected area overlaps with site 1,908
Saariaapa-Hattuselkä Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,503 protected area overlaps with site 2,296
Runkaus Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,050 protected area overlaps with site 7,050
Runkauksen luonnonpuisto Luonnonpuisto 7,043 protected area overlaps with site 7,030
KUUSIKKOKIVALON LEHTO Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 2 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Runkaus-Saariaapa-Tainijärvet. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/runkaus-saariaapa-tainijärvet-iba-finland on 30/11/2023.