Grunnafjördur

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Grunnafjördur

  • Country: 
    Iceland
  • Site number: 
    854
  • Area: 
    1,470 ha
  • Designation date: 
    24-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    64°23'N 21°56'W
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Overview

Grunnafjördur. 24/06/96; 1,470 ha; 64°23'N 21°55'W. Nature Reserve. River mouth, estuary and seabay consisting of mudflats rich in invertebrates, supporting musselbanks and saltmarsh vegetation. The site is an important staging, wintering and breeding area for large numbers of various species of waterbirds. Human activities include recreation and collection of eider down, and farming and salmon fishing in the surrounding area. Ramsar site no. 854. Most recent RIS information: 1996.

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    24-06-1996

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