Country/territory: Sweden

IBA criteria met: A3, B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 54,000 ha

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description (2000 baseline)
A mosaic of marshes, watercourses, lakes and pools lying in a depression on one of the most northerly Lapland plateaus. The IBA forms part of the River Lainio's catchment, and the only land-use is reindeer Rangifer tarandus herding (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
Important for breeding waterbirds, raptors and waders. Breeding birds include 11 out of the 32 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Arctic/tundra biome. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tavvavouma. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.