Ahmasjärvi lake

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B1i, B2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 419 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 high very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A large eutrophic lake surrounded by farmland, in the vicinity of Oulu lake. The shores are fringed by narrow belts of Carex marsh, whilst the shallow waters support stands of Equisetum, Phragmites and Scirpus. Floating vegetation is also abundant. On the shores are numerous settlements whose people fish and hunt on the lake.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Larus minutus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ahmasjärvi lake. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.