Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,320 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable low
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Site description
The site includes two lakes (Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi) connected by a narrow ditch at the mouth of the Kymi river. Teutjärvi is a large, shallow-shored lake with some reedbeds and surrounded by cultivated farmland. Fishing is regular, and the water-level has been artificially reduced to prevent flooding. Suvijärvi lake has extensive reedbeds.

Key biodiversity
Cultivated farmland around the lakes holds fairly good numbers of the globally threatened Crex crex. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes. Downloaded from on 25/02/2021.