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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Uummannaq
Central coordinates 54o 3.00' West  71o 43.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Extensive tundra with several ponds and large areas of marsh.

Key Biodiversity Important for moulting and breeding Anser albifrons flavirostris and the only site in Greenland where Cygnus columbianus regularly occurs.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  1992  450 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes  -
Grassland Tundra  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Itsako. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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