Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa

Country/territory: Greenland (to Denmark)

IBA Criteria met: B1i (2000)
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Area: 500,000 ha

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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eqalummiut Nunaat-Nassuttuup Nunaa. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.