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Location Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 26o 5.00' East  60o 46.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 1,506 ha
Altitude 40 - 60m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A complex of habitats, comprising several eutrophic lakes and other wetlands, shore meadows, and flooded fields, around the settlement of Artjärvi. The lakes are shallow and abundant in vegetation and are surrounded mostly by farmland and settlements. The IBA encompasses a large area of cultivated fields which are ornithologically important when flooded in spring.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1996  150-300 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Artjärvi wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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