Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B3 (2000)
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Area: 252,400 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium not assessed low
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Site description
Situated in the western part of Jameson Land, this site comprises flat tundra (mainly dwarf-shrub heath and grassland) and areas of bare ground interspersed with many rivers, lakes and ponds. The primary habitats for geese are areas of marsh and wet grassland adjacent to lakes and streams, and coastal saltmarshes.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important moulting area for two species of goose.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Heden. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.