Artjärvi wetlands

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 1,506 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high favourable negligible
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Site description
A complex of habitats, comprising several eutrophic lakes and other wetlands, shore meadows, and flooded fields, around the settlement of Artjärvi. The lakes are shallow and abundant in vegetation and are surrounded mostly by farmland and settlements. The IBA encompasses a large area of cultivated fields which are ornithologically important when flooded in spring.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important staging areas for Cygnus cygnus in continental Finland. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (max. 4 pairs breeding, 11 birds on passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Artjärvi wetlands. Downloaded from on 26/01/2022.