Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C7 (2000)
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Area: 5,793 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 low near favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
A mosaic of aapa mires and old-growth forests, with numerous lakes, ponds and rivers in southern Kuusamo. The forests hold very old trees and large amounts of both standing and fallen dead wood. The area has mostly remained untouched by human activities.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for boreal birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pajupuronsuo-Isosuo-Kivisuo. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.