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Location Finland, Lapin lääni
Central coordinates 27o 35.00' East  67o 17.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C7
Area 12,683 ha
Altitude 220 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An extensive area of raised bog along the Luiro river. The area belongs to the aapa mire zone of Peräpohjola and comprises many types of mires. Characteristic are large areas of open-water bogs with high ridges between them. The forests are mainly poor, Pinus sylvestris-dominated heath-forests, but flood forests and Betula forests also occur along rivers.

Key Biodiversity An important area for boreal avifauna, especially for waders.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1995  200-500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 low favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiper 550 550 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lämsänaavan-Sakkala-Aavan soidensuojelualue Protected Mire 4,589 protected area contained by site 4,186  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown -

Protection status National Partial International High4,186 ha of IBA covered by Peatland Reserve (Lämsänaapa-Sakkala-aapa, 4,186 ha). 4,110 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lämsänaapa-Sakkala-aapa).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lämsänaapa-Sakkala-aapa. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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