Nordre Isfjorden

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
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC breeding 1982-2005 750 mature individuals A3, B1i, B3
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus LC breeding 2005-2014 - A3
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC breeding 2005-2014 - A3
Common Eider Somateria mollissima NT breeding 2005-2014 - A3
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus LC breeding 2005 50-249 breeding pairs A3
Little Auk Alle alle LC breeding 2005 unknown A3
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1988-2005 90,000-130,000 mature 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)
Svalbard West Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 2,004,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nordre Isfjorden nasjonalpark Nasjonalpark (Svalbard) 201,020 is identical to site 295,210
Boheman fuglereservat Naturreservater (Svalbard) 3 protected area contained by site 208

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nordre Isfjorden. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.