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Location Sweden, Norrbotten
Central coordinates 20o 11.89' East  66o 54.89' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C3, C6
Area 51,000 ha
Altitude 170 - 658m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2007  30 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2007  5 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus breeding  1994  147 breeding pairs  medium  A4i, B1i, B2, C3  Least Concern 
Ruff Calidris pugnax breeding  490-980 females only  medium  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  74-122 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laponian Area World Heritage Site 933,408 protected area overlaps with site 50,213  
Muddus National Park 51,137 is identical to site 49,340  
Muddus National Park European Diploma Type 'A' 49,200 is identical to site 49,200  
Stubba Nature Reserve 33,286 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  65%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Standing freshwater  35%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation -
rangeland/pastureland -
Notes: Reindeer grazing

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Muddus. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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