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Location Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 21o 16.00' East  62o 4.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C3, C6
Area 7,435 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A large archipelago in the south-east of the Gulf of Bothnia. Most of the islands are small, treeless and rocky, whilst the larger ones support forest, treeless heaths, meadows and sand-dunes. Large heaps of wrack Fucus vesiculosus line the shores, attracting many birds. There are a few fishermen's cottages in the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1995  200 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Mew Gull Larus canus breeding  1995  498 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Little Gull Larus minutus breeding  1995  70 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia breeding  1995  7 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Domarkobban 5 (Mittikobbon och Domarkobbon) Private Nature Reserve 8 unknown 0  
Kristiinankaupungin luodot 1 Private Nature Reserve 203 unknown 0  
Kristiinankaupungin saaristo - FI0800134 Birds Directive 8,059 protected area overlaps with site 3,222  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 95%
unknown 5%

Protection status National Low International Partial151 ha of IBA covered by Private Protection Areas (Kristiinan-kaupungin luodot, 166 ha; Domarkobban, 21 ha). 5,925 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Kristiinankaupungin saaristo).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kristiinankaupunki southern archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014

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