Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 7,823 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low very unfavourable low
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Site description
A complex of five adjacent aapa mires lying between the lower courses of the Kemi and Tornio rivers. Wet bogs are most typical, but various kinds of mire are present ranging from poor fens to herb-rich grass swamps. Numerous stands of old coniferous forests are scattered amongst the mires. Lakes and rivers are scarce.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilsiaapa-Ristivuoma. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.