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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.

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 

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  
Luiron suot - FI1300904 Birds Directive 12,590 protected area overlaps with site 11,688  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lämsänaapa-Sakkala-aapa. Downloaded from on 31/07/2014

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