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Location Greenland (to Denmark), Avanersuaq
Central coordinates 70o 49.00' West  76o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description A well-vegetated plain located to the south of the Booth Sund inlet, comprising tundra and marsh habitats and several shallow lakes. The shallow inlet contains many small islands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Eider Somateria mollissima breeding  1997  866 breeding pairs  poor  B1i  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Lagoons; Rock stacks and islets  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting 100%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Booth Sund area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014

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