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Pallas and Ylläs fjelds


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1996 1-10 breeding pairs A3
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC breeding 1986 500 breeding pairs B3, C6
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus LC breeding 1986 50-100 breeding pairs C2
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus LC breeding 1986 100 breeding pairs B3
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC breeding 1986 50 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1986 400 breeding pairs B2
Northern Hawk-owl Surnia ulula LC breeding 1996 3-10 breeding pairs A3
Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus LC resident 1986 300 breeding pairs A3, B2
Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus LC resident 1986 500 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata LC breeding 1986 2,000 breeding pairs B2
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca LC breeding 1986 500 breeding pairs B3
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus LC breeding 1986 2,000 breeding pairs B2
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus LC breeding 1986 20-50 breeding pairs A3
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis NT breeding 1986 2,000 breeding pairs B3
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla LC breeding 1986 10,000 breeding pairs A3
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator LC breeding 1986 200 breeding pairs A3
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus LC breeding 1986 100-500 breeding pairs A3, B3
Loxia leucoptera NR breeding 1996 50-200 breeding pairs A3
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica VU breeding 1986 500 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover 950 950 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Eudromias morinellus Eurasian Dotterel 85 85 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel 460 460 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa nebularia Common Greenshank 175 175 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 1600 1600 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Surnia ulula Northern Hawk-owl 70 70 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Perisoreus infaustus Siberian Jay 1500 1500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Poecile cinctus Siberian Tit 1100 900 breeding pairs 82 near favourable
Muscicapa striata Spotted Flycatcher 5000 5000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ficedula hypoleuca European Pied Flycatcher 1000 820 breeding pairs 82 near favourable
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart 4800 4800 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing 250 550 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit 5000 5000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Fringilla montifringilla Brambling 18000 18000 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pinicola enucleator Pine Grosbeak 200 100 breeding pairs 50 not assessed
Loxia leucoptera Two-barred Crossbill 900 900 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Emberiza rustica Rustic Bunting 350 270 breeding pairs 78 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ylläs-Aakenus Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38,646 protected area overlaps with site 38,646
Tornionjoen-Muonionjoen vesistöalue Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 32,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rovasen lehtojensuojelualue Lehtojensuojelualue 2 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pallas-Yllästunturin kansallispuisto Kansallispuisto 102,148 protected area contains site 50,912
Pallas-Ounastunturi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 59,426 protected area overlaps with site 50,360
Pallas-Ounastunturi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 59,426 protected area overlaps with site 0
KOIVUTIEVAN LUONNONSUOJELUALUE Yksityinen luonnonsuojelualue 14 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pallas and Ylläs fjelds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2020.