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Location Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park
Central coordinates 22o 0.00' West  73o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2
Area 90,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A series of converging, wide glacial valleys in otherwise mountainous terrain, containing fjords, seasonal stream channels and water-bodies, and tundra vegetation overlying thick glacial deposits. Moskusoksefjord and Loch Fyne are long, narrow sea inlets that continue inland as valleys. The site includes Ternholme˜a flat, low-lying island located 2.5 km offshore from Myggbukta. This area includes two sites that were treated as separate IBAs in the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Myggbukta' (former site GL001) and `Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne' (former site GL004).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus passage  1973  200 individuals  unknown  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis non-breeding  1988  440 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  1979  100 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiaca breeding  1989  present [units unknown]  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

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)
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  -

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: Stordal-Moskusoksefjord-Badlanddal-Loch Fyne-Myggbukta. Downloaded from on 18/04/2014

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