South-eastern Kittilä mires

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC breeding 1996 50-100 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Calidris falcinellus Broad-billed Sandpiper 300 400 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tollovuoman-Vasanvuoman soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 3,049 protected area overlaps with site 2,350
Tollovuoma-Silmäsvuoma-Mustaoja-Nunaravuoma Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,414 protected area overlaps with site 8,844
Silmäsvuoman soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 2,525 unknown 0
Näätävuoman-Sotkavuoman soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 10,170 protected area overlaps with site 7,225
Näätävuoma-Sotkavuoma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,675 protected area contained by site 10,675
Mustaojan-Nunaravuoman soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 1,740 protected area overlaps with site 1,027


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-eastern Kittilä mires. Downloaded from on 14/11/2019.