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Location Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 24o 15.00' East  60o 58.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 200 ha
Altitude 100 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A small eutrophic lake surrounded by young deciduous forests in the heart of Häme province. The area of open water is small, with extensive marshes of Equisetum, Carex and grasses, which were harvested by local people until the 1950s, and now are encroaching on the lake. The major human activity is large-scale hunting in autumn.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana breeding  1996  11-50 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Koijärven luonnonsuojelualueet 1 Private Nature Reserve 4 protected area contained by site 41  
Koijärvi - FI0302001 Birds Directive 242 protected area overlaps with site 171  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -

Protection status National Partial International High41 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Land (Koijärvi, 41 ha). 186 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Koijärvi).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koijärvi lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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