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
Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa LC breeding 1996 9-13 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1996 4-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1996 68-115 breeding pairs B2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 50 0 breeding pairs 0 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Juortanansalon-Lapinsuon soidensuojelualue (Ystävyyden p.) Soidensuojelualue 3,893 protected area overlaps with site 3,810
Juortanansalon alue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,436 protected area overlaps with site 0
Juortanansalon alue Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,436 protected area overlaps with site 5,005


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Juortanansalo. Downloaded from on 27/11/2022.