Country/territory: Finland

IBA criteria met: B2, C7 (2000)
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Area: 3,037 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 medium unfavourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
A complex of four adjacent aapa mires, four lakes and 15 old coniferous boreal woodlands located just south of the lower course of the Simo river. The mires belong to the Pohjanmaa aapa mires, being characterized by muddy, wet bogs with low, grassy ridges between them.

Key biodiversity
An important area for boreal avifauna.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Veittiaapa-Ristiaapa. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.