Dunøyane

Aerial view of Dunøyane
Dunøyane
Dunøyane
Dunøyane
Dunøyane
Dunøyane

Dunøyane

  • Country: 
    Norway
  • Site number: 
    314
  • Area: 
    1,191 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-07-1985
  • Coordinates: 
    77°03'N 14°58'E
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Overview

The Site, located within the borders of Sør-Spitsbergen National Park, consists of three islands covered with rich Arctic vegetation, several freshwater ponds and a number of barren and rocky skerries (small rocky islets). The surrounding sea is shallow and nutrient-rich. The Site is one of Spitsbergen’s most important breeding and moulting grounds for barnacle goose and common eider, and supports several other species of breeding waterbirds such as glacous gulls. Polar bears regularly visit the Site. Some research and biodiversity monitoring have been conducted in the area.

Administrative region: 
Svalbard

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Park
    • Nature Reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    09-03-2018

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