Pernaja outer archipelago

Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 18,250 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 near favourable medium low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A fairly large offshore archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of Finland. The mainly small and rocky islands and islets are separated by large expanses of open sea. The larger islands support mixed forest or Juniperus stands, sometimes interspersed with small patches of meadow.

Key biodiversity
An important area for island-breeding birds, including the only nationally important breeding cliff for Uria aalge (23-28 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pernaja outer archipelago. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.