Maaninka wetlands

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 3,370 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable medium low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
Several adjacent small wetlands around the settlement of Maaninkaj with surrounding agricultural areas and forests. All wetlands are shallow and nutrient-rich due mainly to nutrient run-off from local fields.

Key biodiversity
Also nationally important for breeding Botaurus stellaris (3-5 males), Circus aeruginosus (4-7 pairs) and Porzana porzana (3-35 males). Staging species include Grus grus (150 birds), Tringa erythropus (150 birds), T. glareola (500 birds) and Philomachus pugnax (2,000 birds). Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-3 individuals, passage), Crex crex (1-5 pairs, breeding), Gallinago media (max. 3 individuals, passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maaninka wetlands. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.