Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 31,395 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 unfavourable low medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
One of the most important areas of boreal forest in the Pohjanmaa region. A 25-km chain of boreal forests lies at the core of the site, with additional forests extending eastwards. The landscape is hilly, with one peak reaching a height of 431 m. The forests are dominated by Picea, but deciduous forests cover the lower parts of the hills.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for boreal avifauna including Picoides tridactylus and also Tetrao urogallus (500-1,000 pairs), Tarsiger cyanurus (5-15 males), Perisoreus infaustus (100-200 pairs), Parus cinctus (50-100 pairs) and Pinicola enucleator (100-200 pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Syöte-Salmitunturi. Downloaded fromöte-salmitunturi-iba-finland on 21/02/2024.