Lapland Biosphere Reserve

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
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 1995 100 breeding pairs A3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1995 10-20 breeding pairs A3
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC breeding 1995 50-80 breeding pairs A3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC breeding 1995 20 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1995 500-980 breeding pairs B3
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus LC breeding 1995 5 breeding pairs B2
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii LC breeding 1995 10 breeding pairs A3
Little Stint Calidris minuta LC unknown 1995 2-7 individuals A3
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus LC breeding 1995 10 breeding pairs A3
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC breeding 1995 200 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC breeding 1995 200 breeding pairs A3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1995 900 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1995 4,000 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC resident 1994 10-800 breeding pairs A3
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC resident 1995 20 breeding pairs A3
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus LC breeding 1995 10-200 breeding pairs A3
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC resident 1995 2,500-3,500 breeding pairs B2
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus LC resident 1995 2-5 breeding pairs A3, B2
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1995 880-2,000 breeding pairs A3, B2
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC resident 1995 4,400-10,300 breeding pairs A3
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis LC breeding 1995 1-6,000 breeding pairs A3
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos LC breeding 1995 1,500-1,700 breeding pairs B3
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata LC breeding 1995 12,100 breeding pairs B2
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1995 3,900-7,500 breeding pairs B2
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1995 100-5,000 breeding pairs A3
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis LC breeding 1995 8,500-15,000 breeding pairs B3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1995 24,000-40,000 breeding pairs A3
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator LC breeding 1995 900-5,000 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1995 1,030-4,300 breeding pairs A3, B3
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera LC breeding 1995 2,000-31,000 breeding pairs A3
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus LC breeding 1995 100 breeding pairs A3
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis LC breeding 1995 130-700 breeding pairs A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1995 2,900-5,500 breeding pairs A3

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vuvskiy Zakaznik 17,250 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pirengskiy Zakaznik 45,600 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laplandsky Zapovednik 278,436 protected area contains site 278,436
Laplandskiy UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 278,400 protected area contains site 278,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland, Wooded tundra -
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lapland Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.