Inner Porsangerfjord

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
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU passage 2004-2013 60-80 individuals A1, B1i
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis VU passage 2005-2014 500-1,000 individuals A1
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2004-2013 2,500-5,000 breeding pairs B1i, B3
Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca VU passage 2004-2013 200-300 individuals A1
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator LC non-breeding 2004-2013 1,000-4,000 individuals B1i
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT passage 2004-2013 1,000-3,000 individuals B1i
Red Knot Calidris canutus NT passage 2004-2013 25,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima LC winter 2004-2013 500-1,500 individuals B1i, B3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1989 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
Vækker/Väkkärä Naturreservat 60 protected area contained by site 0
Stabbursneset Nature Reserve 1,620 protected area contained by site 1,620
Stabbursneset Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,620 protected area contained by site 1,620
Stabbursnes Naturreservat 228 protected area contained by site 0
Roddinesset Naturreservat 152 protected area overlaps with site 0
Reinøya Naturreservat 1,269 protected area contained by site 0
Børselvosen Naturreservat 124 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats & sand flats -
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
other -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner Porsangerfjord. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.