Year of compilation: 2000
Three steep, grass-covered islands: Storstappen, Kjerkestappen and Bukkstappen. Land covers 170 ha of the site, the rest being sea.
Cliff-breeding seabirds nest mainly on Storstappen.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Planned oil production in the Barents Sea may have a negative impact on coastal and marine birds.
None720 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Gjesværstappan, 720 ha).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gjesværstappan. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2020.