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Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes
Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
26o 29.00' East 60o 35.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
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 hasextensive 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).