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Situated north of Inari lake, a complex of very large peatlands (belonging to the palsa mires typical of Fjeld-Lapland), separated by small areas of ridge forest (Pinus sylvestris and Betula). Many rivers, streams, lakes and ponds occur in the area, including the Vaijoki river. Due to its remoteness and wetness the area has remained mainly free of human activities.
An important area for Arctic avifauna. Breeding birds include nine out of the 32 species in Europe that are restricted to the Arctic/tundra biome (when breeding).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sammutinjänkä-Vaijoenjänkä. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.