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 Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1996 22 breeding pairs A3
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1996 9 breeding pairs A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC breeding 1996 5 breeding pairs A3
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC breeding 1996 13 breeding pairs A3
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis LC breeding 1996 present A3
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1996 6 breeding pairs A3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1996 750 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1996 14 breeding pairs A3
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera LC breeding 1996 1-11 breeding pairs A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1996 65 breeding pairs A3

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 unfavourable 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
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) 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
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 38 38 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 45 45 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing 15 22 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 250 225 breeding pairs 90 near favourable
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 150 60 breeding pairs 40 unfavourable

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site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Unknown low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Talaskankaan luonnonsuojelualue Valtion luonnonsuojelualue 3,605 protected area overlaps with site 3,500
Talaskankaan alue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,915 protected area overlaps with site 0
Talaskankaan alue Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,915 protected area overlaps with site 4,915
Naimapuron metsä Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 71 protected area overlaps with site 58
Naimapuron metsä Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 3 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Joutensuo Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 162 protected area contained by site 160


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Talaskangas. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.