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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Avanersuaq
Central coordinates 72o 50.00' West  78o 22.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 300 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A low-lying rocky island with adjacent rocky islets. Egg- and down-collecting takes place (`Other' land-use).

Key Biodiversity Possibly the largest Somateria mollissima breeding colony in Greenland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  1988  1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B1i  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
other -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Littleton island and nearby islets. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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