Karunginjärvi lake

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 660 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A 1-km-wide, quiet, lake-like section of the Tornio river, near its mouth.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important staging areas for Cygnus cygnus in Finland. The area is less important as a breeding ground, with only a small number of birds breeding on some herb-rich, bushy islands on the river.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karunginjärvi lake. Downloaded fromärvi-lake-iba-finland on 25/09/2023.