IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU breeding 1980-1988 1 breeding pairs A3
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU breeding 1980-1988 present A3
Smew Mergellus albellus LC breeding 1980-1988 present B2
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC breeding 1990-1997 5-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT breeding 1980-1988 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC breeding 1990-1997 1-3 breeding pairs A3
Great Snipe Gallinago media NT breeding 1990-1997 3-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus LC breeding 1980-1988 150-200 breeding pairs A3
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC breeding 1980-1988 40-70 breeding pairs A3
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola LC breeding 1990-1997 90-150 breeding pairs C6
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus LC breeding 1980-1988 5-35 breeding pairs A3
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus LC breeding 1980-1988 1-3 breeding pairs A3, B2
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus LC breeding 1980-1988 present A3
Redpoll Acanthis flammea LC breeding 1980-1988 present A3
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus LC breeding 1980-1988 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Torne och Kalix älvsystem Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 176,092 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Tavvavuoma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 53,941 is identical to site 0
Tavvavuoma Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,941 is identical to site 53,941
Tavvavuoma Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 28,700 protected area contained by site 28,400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Shrubland Scrub -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tavvavouma. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022.