Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 12,683 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable low
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Site description
An extensive area of raised bog along the Luiro river. The area belongs to the aapa mire zone of Peräpohjola and comprises many types of mires. Characteristic are large areas of open-water bogs with high ridges between them. The forests are mainly poor, Pinus sylvestris-dominated heath-forests, but flood forests and Betula forests also occur along rivers.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna, especially for waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lämsänaapa-Sakkala-aapa. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.