Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa

South side of Eqaluumiut Nunaat, with Kuuk marshes - an importnat area for Greenland White-fronted Goose

Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    386
  • Area: 
    582,002.4 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    67°28'N 50°44'W
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Overview

The Site is situated next to the western edge of the Greenland ice sheet. It features a diverse topography of plateau landscapes with lowland areas of extensive grass steppes, swamp, marshland, numerous lakes and extensive tracts of dry, barren land. The plateau is subdivided by two rivers, which are fed by the melting of Greenland’s inland ice. The Site is an important area for several breeding and moulting waterbirds, and in particular, it is a very important staging and moulting area for the Greenland white-fronted goose. Several globally endangered species such as the caribou and the long-tailed duck can also be found in the Site. The area is very important for the surrounding towns and settlements, as it is used for fishing Arctic char and for hunting. The latter is seasonally regulated to maintain the stability of the populations of protected species.

Administrative region: 
Qeqqata Kommunia and Kommune Qeqertalik

  • National legal designation: 
    • Areas important to wildlife
    • Ramsar site
    • Regulation of traffic at seabird breeding colonies
  • Last publication date: 
    15-05-2019

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