Qínnquata Marraa and Kuussuaq

Qínnquata Marraa and Kuussuaq

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    382
  • Area: 
    6,480 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    69°56'N 54°14'W
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Overview

Qínnquata Marraa and Kuussuaq. 27/01/88; Qeqertarsuaq; 6,480 ha; 69°56'N 054°14'W. Two broad valleys subject to active periglacial processes, the site includes extensive intertidal mudflats and the shallow head of a fjord. Valley bottoms contain braided melt-water rivers draining surrounding glaciated areas. Various wetland types from extensive moss-sedge meadows to marshes and pools provide feeding areas for waterbirds. The single most important molting area in Greenland for King eiders (Somateria spectabilis), the area is internationally important for breeding waterbirds, and low numbers of several species use the area for staging. Ramsar site no. 382. 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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