Hochstetter Forland

Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: A3, A4i, B1i, B3 (2000)
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Area: 184,800 ha

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

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.