Lapland Biosphere Reserve

Year of compilation: 2001

Site description
An area of forest-tundra and tundra near the town of Nikel.

Key biodiversity
Habitat and land use
The IBA is located very close to Monchegorsk industrial centre, and as a result parts of the site suffer the large negative influences of pollution from the ores industry.Forest fires can be a problem.

The map polygon is provided courtesy of the Spatial Database on Important Bird Areas of Russia 2014 (© Russian Bird Conservation Union, © Transparent World).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lapland Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.