Torronsuo and Lake Talpianjärvi

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,923 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
The area encompasses a high diversity of habitats including extensive areas of raised bog (Torronsuo National Park is a near-wilderness area), a large eutrophic lake (Talpianjärvi) which is mostly covered by Salix- and Carex-dominated marshes due to falling water-levels, and surrounding arable farmlands.

Key biodiversity
The area provides important breeding habitats for both farmland and peatland birds, including Gavia stellata (5 pairs) and Perdix perdix (35-45 pairs). Most significant are the high numbers of staging Anser fabalis fabalis and Grus grus (in autumn).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torronsuo and Lake Talpianjärvi. Downloaded from on 28/11/2021.