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Kirkkojärvi lake and Lupinlahti bay


IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC passage 1997 250-350 individuals B1i, C2
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 1997 11 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Mergellus albellus Smew 100 50 individuals 50 unfavourable
Aythya ferina Common Pochard 400 100 individuals 25 very unfavourable
Gallinula chloropus 7 2 breeding pairs 29 very unfavourable
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-harrier 5 3 breeding pairs 60 unfavourable
Acrocephalus arundinaceus 12 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Suviranta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 54 protected area overlaps with site 35
Suvirannan luonnonsuojelualue Private Nature Reserve 58 protected area contained by site 54
Pappilansaari-Lupinlahti Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 400 protected area overlaps with site 332
Lupinlahti Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 350 protected area overlaps with site 329
Kirkkojärvi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 219 protected area overlaps with site 206
Hevoshaka, Tompuri, Salmenkylä, Saunaniemi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Unknown -
Coastline Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
military -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kirkkojärvi lake and Lupinlahti bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019.