|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park|
|Central coordinates||19o 20.00' West 76o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A3, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 300m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A 5-10 km wide expanse of gravel moraines and uplifted former sea floor, separating the large fjord-like Lake Saelsøen from Dove Bay. The area is crossed by several rivers, notably Lakseelven, and there are numerous small lakes and ponds with narrow fringes of vegetation. Arctic tundra grows on the slopes rising up towards the hinterland. This site includes `Hvalrosodden-Slamodden, Germania Land' (former site GL007), which was treated as a separate IBA in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989).
Key Biodiversity This site also holds moulting Anser brachyrhynchus (1,500 individuals, 1989). Breeding birds include 8 of the 32 species that are restricted in Europe to the Arctic/tundra biome (when breeding).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||non-breeding||1989||350 individuals||medium||B1i||Least Concern|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Vulnerable|
|Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus||breeding||1989||uncommon||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Red Knot Calidris canutus||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sanderling Calidris alba||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus||breeding||1989||common||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus||breeding||1989||uncommon||-||A3, B2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Greenland||National Park||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|North-East Greenland||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Coastline||Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South coast of Germania Land, and Slaedelandet. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/10/2015
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