|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park|
|Central coordinates||20o 0.00' West 75o 27.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A3, A4i, B1i, B3|
|Altitude||0 - 400m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information Important as a breeding and moulting site for two species of goose. Breeding birds include 8 of the 32 species that are restricted in Europe to the Arctic/tundra biome (when breeding).
Site description An extensive area of coastal tundra with river valleys and wetlands.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus||non-breeding||1989||3,000 individuals||-||A4i, B1i||Least Concern|
|Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus||breeding||1989||50 breeding pairs||-||A3, B3||Least Concern|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||non-breeding||1989||400 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||breeding||1989||50 breeding pairs||-||A3, B3||Least Concern|
|King Eider Somateria spectabilis||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Vulnerable|
|Red Knot Calidris canutus||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Sanderling Calidris alba||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus||breeding||-||present [units unknown]||-||A3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Greenland||National Park||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Hochstetter Forland||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||184,820||protected area overlaps with site||184,800|
|North-East Greenland||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations No serious threats are known at the site.
Protection status National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Hochstetter Forland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2013
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