Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa

Year of compilation: 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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Mineral exploration may threaten the site in the future.

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps Ramsar Site (Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.