GL039
Islands west and north-west of Simiuttat and south of Qilangarsuit


Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 8,500 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Several small, low-lying islands situated in shallow waters. Egg-collecting takes place (`Other' land-use).

Key biodiversity
The site holds important numbers of breeding seabirds, including Uria lomvia (3,000 individuals), Cepphus grylle (134 individuals), and Sterna paradisaea (1992 data).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands west and north-west of Simiuttat and south of Qilangarsuit. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2019.