Malla Strict Nature Reserve

Malla Strict Nature Reserve (Mallan luonnonpuisto)
Protected Area
Malla Strict Nature Reserve, seen from Saana fell across Lake Kilpisjärvi.
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Municipality Enontekiö
Coordinates 69°3′56″N 20°40′16″E / 69.06556°N 20.67111°E / 69.06556; 20.67111
Area 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Geology schist, dolomite
Plants Lapland azalea, Ranunculus glacialis, Arnica angustifolia, Nodding campion
Animals Acerbia alpina, Catastia kistrandella, Grammia quenselii, Ring Ouzel
Established 1916
 - Strict reserve 1938
Management Metla
IUCN category Ia - Strict Nature Reserve

Malla Strict Nature Reserve (Mallan luonnonpuisto) is a strict nature reserve located in Lapland, Finland. The area has been protected since 1916 and was declared a strict nature reserve in 1938. It encompasses 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi) and is managed by Metla. There is a trail in the park, access to this has to be separately organized. Most of the species found here can also be found on various places around Saana, which is accessible.

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