South-eastern Kittilä mires

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 21,035 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium favourable low
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Site description
A large complex of adjacent mire conservation areas to the south-east of Kittilä settlement. The area supports aapa mires characteristic of the Peräpohjola zone. Old-growth forests with large numbers of both very old (over 200 years) and dead (both standing and fallen) trees are present.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-eastern Kittilä mires. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.