IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC non-breeding 1985 625 individuals B1i
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC breeding 1985 70 breeding pairs B1i, B2
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea NT breeding 1985 35 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
North-East Greenland UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 97,200,000 protected area contains site 0
Nationalparken i Nord- og Østgrønland National Park 97,200,000 protected area contains site 0
Kilen Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 51,280 protected area overlaps with site 51,300


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Coastline -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilen. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.