Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 20,340 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
A large archipelago in the north-east of the Gulf of Bothnia and some larger, forested islands, offshore of the town of Kokkola. The archipelago comprises numerous high and rocky islands, with large expanses of open water between them.

Key biodiversity
An important area for island-breeding birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kokkola and Kälviä archipelago. Downloaded from on 17/08/2022.