|Central coordinates||18o 16.77' East 67o 8.00' North|
|Altitude||490 - 530m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description This site comprises the delta of the Rapaälvens river and Lake Laidaure, into which the delta is gradually expanding from the west. To the south is Sarek National Park, and to the north a zone of coniferous forest.
Key Biodiversity The delta becomes ice-free early in the spring and is consequently an important staging area for migrants.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||passage||1997||50-200 individuals||good||C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Laidaure||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||4,150||protected area contained by site||4,150|
|Laponian Area||World Heritage Site||933,408||protected area overlaps with site||3,057|
|Sarek||National Park||198,466||protected area overlaps with site||300|
|Ultevis fjällurskog||Nature Reserve||117,203||protected area overlaps with site||850|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland||20%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater||80%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Protection status National Partial International HighIBA overlaps with National Park (300 ha). 2,000 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Laidaure, 4,150 ha). IBA overlaps with World Heritage Site.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Laidaure. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2015
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