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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.

Key Biodiversity Also important for breeding Sterna paradisaea and moulting Anser caerulescens.

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  Near Threatened 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Booth Sund area. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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