Country/territory: Finland

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

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 very unfavourable medium medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa-Penikat. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.