Uusikaarlepyy archipelago

Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: B3, C7 (2000)
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Area: 7,707 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 high unfavourable negligible
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Site description
An archipelagic area in the north-east Gulf of Bothnia. The area consists of three sub-areas: Torsö island in the outer archipelago, with a forested interior and sandy, stony or rocky shores; Stubben, a group of largish offshore islands with mainly stony shores; and Storsand island, a natural area of sand-dunes with sparse vegetation.

Key biodiversity
An important area for island-breeding birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uusikaarlepyy archipelago. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.