|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), Kangaatsiaq,Qasigiannguit|
|Central coordinates||51o 45.00' West 68o 25.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This site is very important for both breeding and moulting Anser albifrons flavirostris.
Site description A plain formed of uplifted marine sediments with vast expanses of grassland and numerous shallow lakes and rivers.
|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 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)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations No serious threats are known at the site.
Protection status National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Naternaq).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Naternaq (Lersletten). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/06/2013
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