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Location Finland, Etelä-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 25o 40.00' East  60o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Area 22,570 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A large offshore archipelago in the middle part of the Gulf of Finland. The area holds many islands with rocky or stony shores. The largest of the islands are forested, with areas of meadows and Juniperus stands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia breeding  1997  53 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  1997  224-229 breeding pairs  good  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Saaria ja luotoja (Långören) State Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 8,338  
Söderskär and Långören Archipelago Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 20,483 protected area overlaps with site 11,522  
Söderskärin ja Långörenin saaristo - FI0100077 Birds Directive 18,219 protected area overlaps with site 13,016  
Söderskärin luonnonsuojelualue Private Nature Reserve 2,109 protected area contained by site 2,134  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Sea   -
Coastline   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National Partial International Partial2,134 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Land (Söderskär, 2,134 ha). 8,338 ha of IBA covered by Specific Protection Area (Långören, 8,338 ha). 10,552 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Söderskär and Långören, 10,552 ha). 13,061 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Söderskäin ja Låhgörenin saaristo).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Porvoo outer archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014

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