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Location Finland, Ahvenanmaan maakunta
Central coordinates 19o 55.00' East  59o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B1ii, C1, C3
Area 2,879 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An offshore archipelago south of åland, comprising two large islands (Lågskär and Nyhamn), and numerous much smaller, rocky islets. Between the two main islands is a large area of open water which is excluded from the IBA.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri winter  1996  100-400 individuals  medium  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C3  Vulnerable 
Razorbill Alca torda breeding  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Båtskären (Nyhamn) - FI1400091 Birds Directive 190 protected area overlaps with site 153  
Björkör and Lågskär Archipelago Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 6,309 protected area contains site 2,859  
Lågskär - FI1400058 Birds Directive 1,059 protected area overlaps with site 961  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National None International Partial1,737 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Björkör and Lågskär, 5,760 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lågskär-Nyhamn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014

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