Pilvineva Mires

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Pilvineva Mires

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  • Area: 
    3,667 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    63°28'N 23°59'E
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Pilvineva Mires. 02/02/04; Western Finland; 3,667 ha; 63°28'N 023°59'E. Natura 2000 SPA and SCI, Finnish Mire Conservation Programme, Mire Protection Area. An unusually extensive, unbroken and diverse mire area in Middle Ostrobothniaj, in the middle boreal forest vegetation zone with a valuable wetland bird fauna. The site represents the mire vegetation regions of eccentric bogs and Sphagnum fuscum bogs and of southern aapa mires. During the breeding season the site supports about 19 Europe-threatened bird species, e.g. Black Grouse, Osprey and Red-necked Phalarope, and forms an important habitat for many endangered bird species, such as Bean Goose and Crane, for staging and resting during migration periods. Virgin mires like this area support an important hydrological value while playing an important role in maintenance of water quality. Therefore many strict regulations apply to the site, which is without large public and recreation facilities. Ramsar site no. 1527. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Western Finland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Finnish Mire Conservation Programme
    • Mire Protection Area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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