Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 2,651 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable low
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Site description
A series of raised bogs lying north of Höytiäinen lake. The area is dominated by dry, sparsely forested Sphagnum peatland with a few larger areas of open mire and small pools. The forest is mainly barren and Pinus sylvestris-dominated.

Key biodiversity
The most important staging area for Grus grus in eastern Finland. The site is also important as a breeding area for boreal birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (max. 1 individual, passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viklinrimpi. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.