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Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago


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
Goosander Mergus merganser LC breeding 1997 101-500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC breeding 1997 501-1,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, C3
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC breeding 1997 70-80 breeding pairs B2
Mew Gull Larus canus LC breeding 1997 700-900 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus LC breeding 1997 400-500 breeding pairs B3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC breeding 1997 19 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, 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 medium very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? No 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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads 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
Mergus merganser Goosander 100 33 breeding pairs 33 very unfavourable
Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull 70 34 breeding pairs 49 unfavourable
Larus canus Mew Gull 900 1500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull 400 400 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern 19 19 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) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun 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)
Luodon saaristo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 507 protected area overlaps with site 2,041
Kokkolan saaristo (SPA) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 235 protected area contained by site 14,699
Kokkolan saaristo (SCI) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,645 protected area contained by site 12,645
Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 14,382 protected area overlaps with site 2,141
Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago Baltic Sea Protected Area (Helcom) 14,918 protected area overlaps with site 14,472

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2019.