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Location Finland, Itä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 29o 28.00' East  62o 56.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 2,651 ha
Altitude 120 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A series of raised bogs lying north of Höytiäinen lake. The area is dominated by dry, sparsely forested Sphagnum peatland with a few larger areas of open mire and small pools. The forest is mainly barren and Pinus sylvestris-dominated.

Key Biodiversity The most important staging area for Grus grus in eastern Finland. The site is also important as a breeding area for boreal birds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus (max. 1 individual, passage).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  501-1,000 individuals  poor  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 low favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Grus grus Common Crane 500 500 individuals 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Viklinsuon-Rapalahdensuon soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 335 protected area contained by site 330  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  85%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 15%
not utilised 85%

Protection status National Partial International None330 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Viklinsuo-Rapalahdensuo, 330 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Viklinrimpi. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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