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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Sisimiut
Central coordinates 52o 19.00' West  67o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 1,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A wide river valley containing many ponds, lakes and fringing marshes.

Key Biodiversity Important as a pre-breeding staging area for Anser albifrons flavirostris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  1997  400 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium not assessed negligible

Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
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 (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Itinneq. Downloaded from on 25/11/2015

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