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.
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).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area has sustained little human impact to date but several potential future impacts threaten the site. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
National Partial International None330 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Viklinsuo-Rapalahdensuo, 330 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viklinrimpi. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 21/01/2022.