Patvinsuo National Park

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
Common Crane Grus grus LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1996 51-100 breeding pairs B3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1996 11-50 breeding pairs B3

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 low favourable 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
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Grus grus Common Crane 25 15 breeding pairs 60 not assessed
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 90 90 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Loxia pytyopsittacus Parrot Crossbill 100 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low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)
Patvinsuon kansallispuisto Kansallispuisto 10,536 protected area overlaps with site 10,023
Patvinsuo National Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 12,727 protected area contains site 9,683
Patvinsuo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,727 protected area contains site 10,023
NÄLMÄNSUON LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 98 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mäntyniemen luonnonsuojelualue, Suomi100 Private Nature Reserve 33 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Patvinsuo National Park. Downloaded from on 08/05/2021.