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Korppoo and Nauvo southern archipelago
Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni
21o 30.00' East 59o 48.00' North
A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A very large area of outer archipelago inside the Saaristomeri National Park: the site's boundaries have been drawn to include the most ornithologically important parts of the park. Large areas of open water dominate the landscape, although the numerous islands are also impressive. Most of the islands are small, stony and treeless with steep shores. Jurmo, the largest, is ornithologically the most diverse and important, supporting long stony or sandy ridges and large, open areas of treeless heath. Boating and other human activities are much scarcer than within the inner archipelago.
Key Biodiversity An exceptionally important breeding area for archipelagic avifauna, with total numbers exceeding 20,000 pairs. Also nationally important as a staging area for waterbirds.
Protection statusNational High International High73,500 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Saaristomeri, 311,000 ha). 13,601 ha of IBA covered by two Special Protection Areas (Saaristomeri; Jurmo). 73,500 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Saaristomeri, 420,000 ha).
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BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Korppoo and Nauvo southern archipelago. Downloaded from
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