Hochstetter Forland

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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).

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 Ramsar Site (Hochstetter Forland). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.