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Location Finland, Oulun lääni
Central coordinates 24o 55.00' East  65o 23.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6
Area 4,579 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A group of islands in the Bay of Bothnia. The oldest islands are heavily forested, the youngest (more recently formed by continued land uplift) are sandy or swampy with scattered stones. Human impact is minor.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Goosander Mergus merganser passage  1997  2,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus breeding  1997  170 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia breeding  1997  50-60 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Krunnien luonnonsuojelualue Private Nature Reserve 4,435 protected area overlaps with site 4,434  
Krunnit Islands Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 4,436 protected area overlaps with site 4,436  
Perämeren saaret - FI1300302 Birds Directive 7,136 protected area overlaps with site 4,195  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -

Protection status National High International High4,434 ha of IBA covered by Protected Area on Private Land (Krunnit, 4,441 ha). 4,319 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Krunnit, 4,319 ha). 4,443 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Perämeren saaret).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Krunnit archipelago. Downloaded from on 26/10/2014

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