Country/territory: Finland

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

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium unfavourable medium
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Site description
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 (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Veittiaapa-Ristiaapa. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.