FI037
Litokaira


Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A3, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 30,405 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A large wilderness area lying between the Simo and Siuruanjoki rivers with extensive northern aapa mires. The mires are divided by several rivers, lakes and forested `islands', the latter typically holding very old coniferous trees and large quantities of dead wood. The importance of the site as an old-growth forest reserve is notable, especially as it is surrounded by intensively managed commercial forests.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna. Breeding birds include 12 out of the 15 species in Europe that are restricted to the boreal biome (when breeding).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Litokaira. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.