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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.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Viklinrimpi - FI0700050 Birds Directive 1,459 protected area contained by site 1,459  
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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Viklinrimpi. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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