Country/territory: Finland

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 810 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 low favourable low
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Site description
Higher elevation Picea abies forests in the heart of Kuusamo. Sloping bogs and herb-rich mires are concentrated in the lower parts of the area.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding area for boreal avifauna. Also the most traditional site to observe Tarsiger cyanurus in Finland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valtavaara-Pyhävaara. Downloaded from on 02/12/2021.