Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Situated in the western part of Jameson Land, this site comprises flat tundra (mainly dwarf-shrub heath and grassland) and areas of bare ground interspersed with many rivers, lakes and ponds. The primary habitats for geese are areas of marsh and wet grassland adjacent to lakes and streams, and coastal saltmarshes.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important moulting area for two species of goose.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Oil exploration activity may threaten the site in the future.

Protected areas
National None International PartialIBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Heden).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Heden. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.