Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,454 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 low very unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
A large area of boreal forest and mire east of Oulujärvi lake, and adjacent to the Russian border. Most of the forests are old and coniferous, and in some areas largely untouched by man. The peatlands are dominated by poor, at least partly forested, twig fens, although areas of more fertile mires and swamp bogs are also present. Numerous lakes, ponds and streams are scattered throughout the area.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Juortanansalo. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.