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Location Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park
Central coordinates 22o 0.00' West  77o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A3, A4i, B1i
Area 100,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Rolling tundra lowland with lakes and ponds, situated adjacent to the Inland Ice between 76°45'N and 77°35'N. Large expanses of bare ground (moraine) occur close to the ice sheet.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus non-breeding  1988  7,000 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis breeding  1988  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
King Eider Somateria spectabilis breeding  1988  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  1988  common [units unknown]  A3  Vulnerable 
Sanderling Calidris alba breeding  1988  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius breeding  1988  frequent [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  1988  common [units unknown]  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Greenland National Park 97,200,000 protected area contains site 100,000  
North-East Greenland UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 97,200,000 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  20%
Grassland Tundra  35%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Coastline   30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western part of Germania land. Downloaded from on 18/04/2014

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