Kukkiajärvi lake

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 6,621 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable negligible
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Site description
A large, mainly nutrient-poor (oligotrophic) lake complex situated west of Päijänne lake, with 230 km of shoreline. The lake is dotted with numerous islands, some of which are large and forested, holding many rare plant species.

Key biodiversity
Also one of the best areas in continental Finland for breeding Larus fuscus fuscus (83 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kukkiajärvi lake. Downloaded from on 02/12/2021.