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.
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.
National None International PartialIBA overlaps Ramsar Site (Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.