Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 12,628 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A large complex of six adjacent mires just north of the Simo river. Practically all types of mires of the Kemi-Tornio region are represented. Kivalo, a 10-km-long series of hills, extends through the area, supporting old forests of Pinus sylvestris and Picea abies.

Key biodiversity
An important area for Arctic and boreal avifauna, especially for waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 11 individuals, passage and wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa-Penikat. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.