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Location Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 23o 40.00' East  60o 44.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6
Area 4,923 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  500-2,000 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  101-500 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1996  6-10 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  51-100 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1996  51-100 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  700-1,500 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Torronsuo - FI0344002 Birds Directive 3,093 protected area contained by site 3,093  
Torronsuon kansallispuisto National Park 2,958 protected area contained by site 2,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  65%
Artificial - terrestrial   35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
not utilised 50%
unknown 20%

Protection status National Partial International Partial2,600 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Torronsuo, 2,600 ha). 3,385 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Torronsuo).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Torronsuo and Lake Talpianjärvi. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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