A large area of boreal forest and mire east of Oulujärvi lake, and adjacent to the Russian border. Most of the forests are old and coniferous, and in some areas largely untouched by man. The peatlands are dominated by poor, at least partly forested, twig fens, although areas of more fertile mires and swamp bogs are also present. Numerous lakes, ponds and streams are scattered throughout the area.
An important breeding area for boreal avifauna.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is a candidate SAC.
National Partial International None3,810 ha of IBA covered by Specific Protection Area (Juortanansalo-Lapinsuo, 3,810 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Juortanansalo. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 19/02/2020.