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Finland, Lapin lääni
25o 10.00' East 65o 50.00' North
B2, B3, C6
Year of IBA assessment
Site description A large complex of six adjacent mires just north of the Simo river. Practically all types of mires of the Kemi-Tornio region are represented. Kivalo, a 10-km-long series of hills, extends through the area, supporting old forests of Pinussylvestris and Picea abies.
Key Biodiversity An important area for Arctic and boreal avifauna, especially for waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (max. 11 individuals, passage and wintering).
Alluvial and very wet forest; Native coniferous woodland
Extent (% of site)
Protection statusNational High International High12,628 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa-Penikat, 12,628 ha). 12,390 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa, 12,390 ha). 12,527 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa-Penikat).
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BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Martimoaapa-Lumiaapa-Penikat. Downloaded from
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