Maltio fjelds

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 29,574 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 low favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A wilderness area comprising three adjacent fjelds in central Lapland. The landscape is very diverse, supporting large aapa mires, natural and very old boreal forests, stony hill-slope forests, numerous streams with small valleys and treeless mountain heath.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maltio fjelds. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.