Rappomyran

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Rappomyran

  • Country: 
    Sweden
  • Site number: 
    2178
  • Area: 
    3,031 ha
  • Designation date: 
    19-03-2013
  • Coordinates: 
    66°22'N 20°57'E
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Overview

Rappomyran is a mire complex which runs along the Pulisbäcken stream. The Site is characterized by non-forested peatlands, shrub-dominated wetlands, permanent freshwater lakes, marshes, pools, rivers and streams. These habitats support nationally red-listed species including the small-spored jelly lichen Collema curtisporum, the Hudson Bay sedge Carex heleonastes, and the ruff Philomachus pugnax. The Site regularly supports significant numbers of birds during the breeding and migration seasons, and so is important for maintaining the biological diversity of the European Boreal region. The peatland areas play a significant role in carbon sequestration. The Site is still affected by traditional mowing practised until the 1950s. Saami villages located within the Site still share the rights to utilize the reindeer grazing land. Conservation and management plans for the overlapping nature reserve and Natura 2000 are being implemented, which include provisions against forestry, drainage, building and road construction.

Administrative region: 
Norrbotten

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature reserve
    • Core area of national interest for reindeer husbandry
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    13-07-2017

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