Kangasala wetlands

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 1,093 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description (baseline)
A complex of five adjacent wetlands and adjoining agricultural areas in the southern part of the Kangasala municipality. The lakes and bays are shallow and eutrophic, and surrounded mainly by forests. The farmland inside the IBA boundaries floods in spring, and provides valuable feeding grounds for wildfowl and waders. The area is strongly influenced by man and agriculture is intensive.

Key biodiversity
An important congregatory area for waterbirds, especially Mergus merganser. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1-5 pairs, breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kangasala wetlands. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.