This site comprises the delta of the Rapaälvens river and Lake Laidaure, into which the delta is gradually expanding from the west. To the south is Sarek National Park, and to the north a zone of coniferous forest.
The delta becomes ice-free early in the spring and is consequently an important staging area for migrants.
National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with National Park (300 ha). 2,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Laidaure, 4,150 ha). IBA overlaps with World Heritage Site.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Laidaure. Downloaded from
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