Western part of Germania land

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Rolling tundra lowland with lakes and ponds, situated adjacent to the Inland Ice between 76°45'N and 77°35'N. Large expanses of bare ground (moraine) occur close to the ice sheet.

Key biodiversity
This is a significant moulting site for Anser brachyrhynchus. Breeding birds include 6 of the 32 species that are restricted in Europe to the Arctic/tundra biome (when breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western part of Germania land. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.