|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|
|Altitude||0 - 300m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This is a significant moulting site for Anser brachyrhynchus. Breeding birds include 6 of the 32 species that are restricted in Europe to the Arctic/tundra biome (when breeding).
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.
|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 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)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||15%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations No serious threats are known at the 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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western part of Germania land. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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