Appat, Ritenbenk - Marine

Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 227,101 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Greenland (to Denmark) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Atlantic, Northwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 2271 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 620 m and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between -0.04 and 2.58 °C.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Appat, Ritenbenk include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Black-legged Kittiwake (LC) 8757-16638 individuals and Great Cormorant (LC) 40-59 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Appat, Ritenbenk - Marine. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.