Hopen island

Country/territory: Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway)

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2 (2014)
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Area: 319,290 ha

Site description
An elongated island in the Barents Sea. There is a radio station, located on the east coast.

Key biodiversity
The island is important for its large colonies of breeding seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hopen island. Downloaded from on 18/08/2022.