Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 13,904 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable medium negligible
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A diverse complex of aapa mires and boreal forests with numerous lakes and ponds, located south of the lower course of the Kemi river. The forests are typically 150 years old and Pinus-sylvestris-dominated, with scattered very large aspens Populus tremula.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna. Breeding birds include 11 out of the 15 species in Europe that are restricted to the boreal biome (when breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Runkaus-Saariaapa-Tainijärvet. Downloaded fromärvet-iba-finland on 03/12/2023.