Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 10,318 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable medium
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Site description
An extensive area of aapa mire in central Lapland, close to the Russian border. The peatland is bisected by numerous rivers and rivulets, which are bordered by Picea abies swamps and mire meadows. Areas of coniferous boreal forests are relatively scarce.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Joutsenaapa-Kaita-aapa. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.