An extensive area of coastal tundra with river valleys and wetlands.
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.
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).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hochstetter Forland. Downloaded from
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