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Heden


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC non-breeding 1989 1,750 individuals B1i
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC non-breeding 1989 5,300 individuals A4i, B1i
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC breeding 1989 50 breeding pairs B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset unknown

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
North-East Greenland UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 97,200,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nationalparken i Nord- og Østgrønland National Park 97,200,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Heden (Jameson Land) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 252,390 protected area overlaps with site 252,400

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Heden. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/heden-iba-greenland-(to-denmark) on 21/02/2024.