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Location Greenland (to Denmark)
Central coordinates 51o 0.00' West  67o 25.00' North
IBA criteria B1i
Area 500,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 650m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A plateau adjacent to the ice-cap, with deeply incised glacial valleys and associated wetlands that are important feeding and staging areas for geese during the spring. Mid-altitude areas, characterized by tundra and Arctic scrub, are important for nesting geese; high-altitude lakes are used as moulting grounds. Hunting is occasional.

Key Biodiversity One of the most important sites in Greenland for both breeding and non-breeding Anser albifrons flavirostris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons non-breeding  1992  1,150 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons breeding  1979  100 breeding pairs  B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 579,530 protected area overlaps with site 579,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland Tundra  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -

Protection status National None International PartialIBA overlaps Ramsar Site (Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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