Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: A3 (2000)
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Area: 7,989 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable low medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
An important area of natural boreal forests, fjelds and peatland in the heart of Lapland. The forests are mostly natural tracts of old Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies trees. All types of mires found in the Peräpohjola zone are present, including forested, open herb-rich and -poor, twig-abundant and grass-dominated mires.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna. Breeding birds include 11 out of the 15 species in Europe that are restricted to the boreal biome (when breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Luosto. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.