Paimionlahti bay

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2000)
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Area: 696 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 high very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A long, narrow, highly eutrophic bay at the mouth of the Paimio river. The bay is surrounded mainly by forests and scrub, with some farmland and settlements. Along the shores the meadows are grazed, which has increased the ornithological importance of the area.

Key biodiversity
An important staging area for waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Paimionlahti bay. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.