Ikkattoq fjord and islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT non-breeding 1989 100-500 individuals B1i
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC non-breeding 1989 500-1,000 individuals B1i
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 1989 3-4 breeding pairs B2

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)
Ikkattoq and adjacent archipelago Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 44,880 protected area overlaps with site 44,900


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ikkattoq fjord and islands. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.