Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,837 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large complex of aapa mires and raised bogs on the western side of Oulujärvi lake. The landscape is dominated by wet, low-ridged mires with numerous pools in the centre and drier sedge mires and forested fens towards the edges.

Key biodiversity
Probably the most important breeding area of Gavia stellata in the country. Also an important breeding site for many other peatland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rumala-Kuvaja-Oudonrimmet. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.