|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), Aasiaat,Qasigiannguit|
|Central coordinates||51o 49.00' West 68o 49.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii, B1i|
|Altitude||0 - 25m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Several small islands covered mainly with tundra and dwarf-shrub heath vegetation, as well as some small lakes and bogs. Egg-collecting takes place (`Other' land-use).
Key Biodiversity The archipelago is also important as a staging area for passage waders. Cepphus grylle breeds (179 pairs, 1996) and Rhodostethia rosea occasionally breeds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea||breeding||1996||4,568-10,000 breeding pairs||medium||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||breeding||1996||20,000-49,999 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|GL030||Breeding Reserve for Birds||0||protected area contained by site||50|
|Kitsissunnguit (Gronne Ejland)||Protected Area||6,910||protected area contains site||6,900|
|Kitsissunnguit (Gronne Ejland)||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||6,910||protected area overlaps with site||6,900|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Sea||Sea inlets and coastal features||10%|
|Coastline||Sea cliffs and rocky shores||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International PartialThe skerries in the north-western part of the IBA are designated as a Breeding Reserve for Birds. IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Kitsissunnguit).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Kitsissunnguit (Grønne Ejland). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/08/2016
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