Oulu region wetlands

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 81,781 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
A very large and diverse wetland complex, including sea bays, archipelago and farmland, in the vicinity of Oulu city. The site comprises extensive coastal meadows, early successional young deciduous forests, dry meadows, cattle-grazed farmland, sand beaches, sand-dunes, lagoons and inhabited areas.

Key biodiversity
A uniquely important breeding and staging area for numerous species. A very high proportion of the populations of many northern species stage on the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oulu region wetlands. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022.