Kuannersuit Kuussuat is situated on the island of Qeqertarsuaq, west of Greenland. It consists of a broad valley with the channels of a braided river flowing through it. The Site features several hot springs and a glacier at the head of the valley; its ice cover has been constantly varying, and the Site has been influenced by glacier surges, in which the glacier advances very rapidly in a very short period. Between 1995 and 1999, the glacier covered the upper two kilometres (14%) of the Ramsar Site. The area is important for several species of breeding waterbird, which are also nationally and globally red-listed, such as the Greenland white-fronted goose. Local people harvest some of the area’s natural resources, but this has only a minor impact on the Site.