|Location||Greenland (to Denmark)|
|Central coordinates||51o 0.00' West 67o 25.00' North|
|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.
|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 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)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International PartialIBA overlaps Ramsar Site (Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2015
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