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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
unset
Unknown

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 

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Itinneq. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014

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