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Rauma and Luvia archipelagos
Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni
21o 10.00' East 61o 15.00' North
B2, B3, C2
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A very large archipelago with numerous islands lying offshore of Luvia and Rauma. The central archipelago of Raumahas many very large forested and inhabited islands with smaller islands and islets to its north and south. The other main area is the Luvia archipelago, comprising over 400 islands, most of which are rocky and stony and 0.4-4 ha in size. The larger islands of this archipelago are covered by Picea-dominated old forests, belts of Juniperus and Hippophae, and low heaths.
Key Biodiversity An important area for island-breeding birds.
Protection statusNational Low International Partial121 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Lands (Omenapuunas, 112 ha; Reksaari, 4 ha; Pihlasenokka, 4 ha; Puuvallinnokka, 4 ha; Kylmäsantakari, 7 ha; Hylkikartta, 3 ha; Marjakari-Pohjoiskallio, 8 ha). 14,041 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Luvian saaristo).
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BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rauma and Luvia archipelagos. Downloaded from
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