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Location Finland, Länsi-Suomen lääni
Central coordinates 22o 38.00' East  63o 47.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 17,240 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A large archipelago in the north-east Gulf of Bothnia supporting sandy beaches, herb-rich meadows, forested islands and less sheltered rocky islands. There are several summer cottages in the area.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1996  11-50 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1996  5 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kokkolan saaristo (SCI) - FI0800136 Habitats Directive 12,645 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Kokkolan saaristo (SPA) - FI1000033 Birds Directive 14,699 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Luodon saaristo - FI0800132 Birds Directive 14,460 protected area overlaps with site 14,031  
Luodon saaristo 1 (Storgrundet, Kvistas) Private Nature Reserve 14 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 12 (Tolvmangrundet, Vestergård) Private Nature Reserve 13 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 17 Private Nature Reserve 3 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 3b (Larsmo smf) Private Nature Reserve 1,441 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 6 (Tolvmangrundet, Gäddvik) Private Nature Reserve 7 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 7 (Dömmasskäret, Krokas) Private Nature Reserve 6 unknown 0  
Luodon saaristo 8 (Tolvmangrundet, Gäddnäs) Private Nature Reserve 21 unknown 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  85%
Unknown   15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National Low International High860 ha of IBA covered by Private Protection Area (örarn, 807 ha; Eura, 3 ha; Tolumansgrundet, 13 ha; Gäddvik, 6 ha; Flaskskär, 21 ha; Storgrundet, 14 ha; Krokas, 6 ha). 17,310 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Luodon saaristo).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Luoto archipelago. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014

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