|Location||Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni|
|Central coordinates||26o 29.00' East 60o 35.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information 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).
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1996||13 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Kymijoki - FI0401001||Habitats Directive||4,250||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Teutjärven ja Suvijärven lintuvedet - FI0100082||Birds Directive||568||protected area contained by site||568|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||70%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land||30%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
Protection status National None International Partial557 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Teutjärven ja Suvijärven lintuvedet).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2013
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