Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 7,651 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low near favourable low
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Site description
A wilderness of natural boreal forests and diverse mire complexes north of Kitka lake. Old coniferous forests on the slopes of Riisitunturi fjeld (which reaches an altitude of 500 m) are characteristic of the area.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Riisitunturi. Downloaded from on 01/12/2022.