Patvinsuo National Park

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Patvinsuo National Park

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  • Area: 
    12,727 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    63°06'N 30°44'E
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Patvinsuo National Park. 28/05/74; Eastern Finland; 12,727 ha; 63°06'N 030°44'E. Natura 2000 SCI, Mire Conservation Programme, National Park. An important area for the preservation and study of peatland and water ecosystems, including a noteworthy selection of threatened and rare species. The area consists of active raised bog and aapa mire zones along with transitional mires of various types interspersed with old coniferous forests, fens, brackish pools centered around the oligotrophic Lake Suomujärvi. Because of the wilderness character and large size of the site, its fauna is unique, and the lakes provide breeding, feeding and resting areas for various species of migratory birds. Several endangered species of mammals are supported, including beaver, bear, otter and wolf and wolverine. The site is used for recreational activities, and the Park had about 15,000 visitors in 2003. Facilities such as cabins, campfire sites, three observation towers, three nature trails and a network of marked trails have been constructed to guide visitors in the National Park. Ramsar site no. 10. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Eastern Finland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Mire Conservation Programme
    • Mire Protection Area
    • national park
    • Protected Area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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