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Location Sweden, Norrbotten
Central coordinates 20o 34.68' East  68o 7.27' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 40,000 ha
Altitude 340 - 834m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description Situated in the mountainous north of Sweden, the site covers a valley containing lakes and marshes. The extensive tracts of coniferous forest are mainly old, with regeneration occurring following forest fires.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding waterbirds, raptors and waders. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Anser erythropus, Haliaeetus albicilla and Gallinago media.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata breeding  5-10 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus breeding  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pakketan Nature Reserve 21,000 protected area contained by site 21,000  
Torneträsk-Soppero fjällurskog Nature Reserve 336,897 protected area contains site 40,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  60%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National High International HighIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (21,000 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area (21,600 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Påkketan. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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