Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa

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Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    386
  • Area: 
    579,530 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    67°28'N 50°49'W
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Overview

Eqalummiut Nunaat and Nassuttuup Nunaa. 27/01/88; Kangaatsiaq, Sisimiut; 579,530 ha; 67°28'N 050°49'W. A diverse topography of plateau landscapes interspersed with lowland areas of extensive grass steppes, swamp, marshland, numerous lakes, and extensive tracts of dry, barren land at altitude. The site is divided by large glacial valleys, draining the Greenland ice-cap. One of the most important areas in Greenland for the threatened goose Anser albifrons flavirostris, with 3,000 individuals (ca.6% of the world population) gathering to molt. Numerous species of breeding and non-breeding birds use the site. Part of the site has been designated as a reserve for caribou that calve in the area. There are summer hunting and fishing camps. The musk ox (Ovibos moschatus), introduced to west Greenland, is slowly spreading into the site. Ramsar site no. 386. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

Administrative region: 
Kangaatsiaq,Sisimiut

  • National legal designation: 
    • Areas important to wildlife
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2002

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