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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
Area 184,800 ha
Altitude 0 - 400m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





Site description An extensive area of coastal tundra with river valleys and wetlands.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis breeding  present  A3  Vulnerable 
Red Knot Calidris canutus breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sanderling Calidris alba breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus breeding  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

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  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/07/2014

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