FI085
Rauma and Luvia archipelagos


Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C2 (2000)
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Area: 27,371 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low near favourable negligible
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Site description
A very large archipelago with numerous islands lying offshore of Luvia and Rauma. The central archipelago of Rauma has many very large forested and inhabited islands with smaller islands and islets to its north and south. The other main area is the Luvia archipelago, comprising over 400 islands, most of which are rocky and stony and 0.4-4 ha in size. The larger islands of this archipelago are covered by Picea-dominated old forests, belts of Juniperus and Hippophae, and low heaths.

Key biodiversity
An important area for island-breeding birds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rauma and Luvia archipelagos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/10/2019.