Sassen-Bünsow Land

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2014

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC non-breeding 2008-2010 500-750 individuals B1i
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1995-2005 1,100 mature individuals A3, B1i, B3
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC non-breeding 2008-2010 500-1,500 individuals B1i
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 1996 800-900 breeding pairs A3, B1i, B3
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT breeding 2011 max 5 breeding pairs A3
Sanderling Calidris alba LC breeding 2008-2011 5-10 breeding pairs A3
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos LC breeding 2008 max 1 breeding pairs A3
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 2008-2010 5-15 breeding pairs A3
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus LC breeding 2005-2014 max 2 breeding pairs A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svalbard West Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,004,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sassen-Bünsow Land nasjonalpark Nasjonalpark (Svalbard) 115,810 is identical to site 123,056
Gåsøyane fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 56 protected area contained by site 236
Gasøyane Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 100 protected area overlaps with site 0

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sassen-Bünsow Land. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.