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  • Area: 
    600 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    69°47'N 21°00'E
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Reisautløpet. 12/11/2010; Nordreisa municipality, Troms County; 600 ha (500 ha water); 69Ú47 N, 21Ú00 E. Nature Reserve. The site comprises a delta ecosystem which is formed through the discharge of a large sub arctic river into a fjord. This Ramsar Site is composed of large marine tidal areas of mud and sand flats as well as wet coastal meadows along the shore exhibiting subarctic features. Northern and Southern plant communities coexist in this site, some of which are nationally rare such as Slender-leaved Pondweed Potamogeton filiformis puddle and Seaside Arrow Grass Triglochin shore. It is a staging area for migratory birds like Ruff Philomachus pugnax (VU), Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle (VU) as well as Common Merganser Mergus merganser and Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator. It is also a feeding area for ducks and wading birds and important river stocks of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar, anadromous Arctic Char Salvelinus alpinus and Brown Trout Salmo trutta migrate through the site. Sørkjosen Airport is situated close to this Ramsar site and may affect the site both with noise and runoff. Ramsar Site no. 1958. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

Administrative region: 
Troms County

  • National legal designation: 
    • Nature Reserve
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