FI038
Ahmasjärvi lake


Country/territory: Finland

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

Protection status:

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
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 (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ahmasjärvi lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/02/2019.