Aqajarua

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Aqajarua

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    381
  • Area: 
    22,350 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    69°39'N 51°58'W
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Overview

Aqajarua (Mudderbugten) and Sullorsuaq (Kvandalen). 27/01/88; Qeqertarsuaq; 22,350 ha; 69°39'N 051°58'W. A shallow marine area and adjacent river valley forming an extensive coastal delta with vast mudflats, sand banks and saltmarsh, dominated by a large ice-cap. Vegetation varies from heathland and water tolerant plants to sparse alpine communities. An important area for several species of breeding and staging shorebirds and the most important site in the western Arctic for molting Somateria spectabilis (30,000). Local people harvest the area's natural resources and hunting is regulated. Ramsar site no. 381. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Qeqertarsuaq

  • National legal designation: 
    • Area important to wildlife
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2002

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