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Location Finland, Lapin lääni
Central coordinates 24o 0.00' East  68o 42.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C7
Area 4,270 ha
Altitude 450 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

BirdLife SUOMI-FINLAND



Site description A large area of palsa mire, numerous lakes and ponds and small forested islands east of Pöyrisjärvi lake in northern Finland. The major Pöyrisjoki river traverses the area. Situated far from settlements and roads, the area experiences virtually no human impact.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1994  500 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus breeding  1994  50 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis breeding  1994  1,000 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pöyrisjärven erämaa Wilderness Area 127,473 protected area contains site 4,270  
PÖYRISJÄRVEN ERÄMAA - FI1300103 Birds Directive 146,834 protected area contains site 4,270  
Pöyrisvuoman soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 4,225 protected area overlaps with site 4,270  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   15%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  85%

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High4,270 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Pöyrisvuoma, 4,270 ha). 4,270 ha of IBA covered by Wilderness Area (Pöyrisjärvi, 127,797 ha). 4,270 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Pöyrisjärven erämaa).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pöyrisvuoma mire protection area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/08/2014

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