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Location Sweden, Uppsala
Central coordinates 17o 50.00' East  60o 19.62' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 18,000 ha
Altitude 28 - 45m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening

Site description A reasonably undisturbed mosaic of mire and wet forest.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding species of forest and mire. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (2-10 non-breeding birds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1996  100-200 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1996  50-100 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus resident  1996  40-100 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus breeding  1996  15-30 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola breeding  1996  8-15 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis resident  1996  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum resident  1996  30-50 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  1996  1-25 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius resident  1996  20-40 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus resident  1996  20-100 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 
Osprey Pandion haliaetus breeding  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  poor  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Florarna Nature Reserve 5,139 protected area contained by site 5,172  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  45%
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater  45%
Coastline Scree and boulders  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%
nature conservation and research 30%
tourism/recreation 40%

Protection status National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (5,100 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.

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

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