Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International High2,767 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Rumala-Kuvaja-Oudonrimmet, 2,767 ha). 4,837 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Rumala-Kuvaja-Oudonrimmet).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rumala-Kuvaja-Oudonrimmet. Downloaded from on 24/06/2021.