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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Kangaatsiaq,Qasigiannguit
Central coordinates 51o 45.00' West  68o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 579,500 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A plain formed of uplifted marine sediments with vast expanses of grassland and numerous shallow lakes and rivers.

Key Biodiversity This site is very important for both breeding and moulting 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 non-breeding  1995  2,500 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Naternaq (Lersletten) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 184,010 protected area overlaps with site 184,000  


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 PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Naternaq).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Naternaq (Lersletten). Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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