Nature protection areas

Protected areas in Salla (99,058 ha)

    Vilma (5,811 ha)

    Löytöjänkä-Suksenpaistama (5,986 ha)

    Aatsinki-Onkamo (9,678 ha)

    Termusaapa (1,378 ha)

    Joutsitunturi (9,860 ha)

    Tuntsa Wilderness Area(12,700 ha)

    Värriö Strict Nature Reserve (9,450 ha)

    Oulanka (10,660 ha)

    Joutsen-Kaitaapa (12,160 ha)

    Suomujärvi (522 ha)

    Sammakkovaara (724 ha)

    Vuotostunturi (1,050 ha)

    Kolsanharju (400 ha)

    Saittajärvi (92 ha)

    Saihoselkä (973 ha)

    Auerma-aava drainage area (1,200 ha)

    Sorsatunturi (16,414 ha)

 

Natura 2000 protected areas located entirely or partly in Salla:

• Oulanka (29,390 ha)

• Joutsenaapa - Kaita-aapa (12,785 ha)

• Peurahaara (46 ha)

• Maltio (14,746 ha)

• Joutsitunturi-Koukkutunturi (15,030 ha)

• Tuntsa Wilderness Area (21,241 ha)

• Suksenpaistama-Miehinkävaara (6,028 ha)

• Värriö (12,458 ha)

• Termusaapa (1,285 ha)

• Peuratunturi (5,285 ha)

• Aatsinki-Onkamo (9,746 ha)

 

More information on protected areas is available from the joint website of Finland’s environmental administration.

 

Proposed new protected areas in Salla (Draft government decree 24 June 2015, nature protection areas in Eastern Lapland):

11) Joutsitunturi nature reserve, area approximately 10,044 hectares, Salla municipality

12) Saihoselkä nature reserve, area approximately 973 hectares, in Salla municipality,

13) Sallatunturi nature reserve, area approximately 9,968 hectares, in Salla municipality

14) Sammakkovaara nature reserve, area approximately 752 hectares, in Salla municipality,

15) Sorsatunturi nature reserve, area approximately 16,414 hectares, in Salla municipality,

16) Suomujärven Aava nature reserve, area approximately 522 hectares, in Salla municipality,

17) Termusaapa nature reserve, area approximately 1,387 hectares, in Salla municipality,

18) Vilmatunturi nature reserve, area approximately 5,811 hectares, in Salla municipality,

19) Vuotostunturi nature reserve, area approximately 2,505 hectares, in the municipalities of Salla, Pelkosenniemi and Savukoski



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