Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of four adjacent aapa mires, four lakes and 15 old coniferous boreal woodlands located just south of the lower course of the Simo river. The mires belong to the Pohjanmaa aapa mires, being characterized by muddy, wet bogs with low, grassy ridges between them.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National High International High2,386 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Veittiaapa, 2,386 ha). 3,037 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Veittiaapa).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veittiaapa-Ristiaapa. Downloaded from on 16/08/2022.