Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None3,810 ha of IBA covered by Specific Protection Area (Juortanansalo-Lapinsuo, 3,810 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Juortanansalo. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.