Teuravuoma - Kivijärvenvuoma Mires

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Teuravuoma - Kivijärvenvuoma Mires

  • Country: 
    Finland
  • Site number: 
    1535
  • Area: 
    5,788 ha
  • Designation date: 
    02-02-2004
  • Coordinates: 
    67°20'N 24°06'E
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Overview

Teuravuoma - Kivijärvenvuoma Mires. 02/02/04; Lapland; 5,788 ha; 67°20'N 024°05'E. Natura 2000 SPA, SCI, Finnish Mire Conservation Programme, Protected Primeval Forest Area. The most representative mire complex in western Lapland and an important protection area of rich fens and the largest unbroken aapa mire in the area of River Tornionjoki. A major part of the mires consists of representative grass or flark fens. Sphagnum fuscum bogs with spruce and poor pine bogs occur on margins, traversed by small rivers, and there are three small lakes and numerous ponds. The mires are an important area for breeding birds, including several threatened species such as Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle and Merlin, and it provides habitat for scarce species including. Whooper Swan, Hen Harrier and Osprey as well as many waterfowl and waders during the migration period. Reindeer husbandry is an important livelihood in the surrounding areas and also permitted in the Mire Protection Area. Hunting, fishing and picking of mushrooms and berries are permitted. Apart from these uses the area has few visitors and is untouched by tourist activities. The alluvial meadows are in the process of overgrowing because of diminished hay cutting. Ramsar site no. 1535. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Lapland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Mire Conservation Programme
    • Protected Primeval Forest Area
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2005

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