Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 7,823 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable low low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A complex of five adjacent aapa mires lying between the lower courses of the Kemi and Tornio rivers. Wet bogs are most typical, but various kinds of mire are present ranging from poor fens to herb-rich grass swamps. Numerous stands of old coniferous forests are scattered amongst the mires. Lakes and rivers are scarce.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kilsiaapa-Ristivuoma. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.