IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 9,394 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A large complex of raised bogs and boreal forests along the Koitajoki river in easternmost Finland. Raised bogs divided by numerous rivers dominate the peatland, with smaller areas of aapa mire, bordered with patches of both natural and previously managed swamp- forests.
An important breeding area for boreal birds. One of the most significant southernmost breeding areas for Perisoreus infaustus (20 pairs) in Finland.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Koitajoki area. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1329 on 29/05/2023.