GL051
Hochstetter Forland


Year of compilation: 2000

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).



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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2020.