IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1995 10-100 breeding pairs C6
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1995 50-100 breeding pairs B2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site assessed? yes Condition (state) assessed by population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of the site (state), by species
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Anser fabalis Bean Goose 50 30 breeding pairs 60 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Joutsenaavan-Kaita-aavan soidensuojelualue Soidensuojelualue 12,852 protected area contains site 10,318
Joutsenaapa - Kaita-aapa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,785 protected area contains site 10,318
Joutsenaapa - Kaita-aapa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,785 protected area contains site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Joutsenaapa-Kaita-aapa. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.