Heden

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Heden

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    389
  • Area: 
    252,390 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    70°58'N 24°04'W
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Overview

Heden (Jameson Land). 27/01/88; Ittoqqortoormiit; 252,390 ha; 70°58'N 024°04'W. Part of the largest tundra area in Greenland, includes numerous shallow lakes, wet heathland, meadows, streams and rivers. It is an important staging area for geese and numerous species of breeding waterbirds, and the single most important moulting area for barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis), with ca.7% of the flyway population. Seasonal harvesting of natural resources is carried out by local people and hunting is regulated. An oil exploration programme has been active since 1985. Ramsar site no. 389. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Ittoqqortoormiit

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

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