Pöyrisvuoma mire protection area

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C7 (2000)
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Area: 4,270 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium favourable low
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Site description
A large area of palsa mire, numerous lakes and ponds and small forested islands east of Pöyrisjärvi lake in northern Finland. The major Pöyrisjoki river traverses the area. Situated far from settlements and roads, the area experiences virtually no human impact.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for Arctic peatland avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pöyrisvuoma mire protection area. Downloaded from on 28/11/2021.