Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A flat, gravel plain comprising polar desert and melt-water rivers, surrounded on three sides by glaciers and on the fourth by the polar sea.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding geese and gulls (Laridae).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.

Protected areas
National Partial International PartialIBA overlaps with National Park (North and North-east Greenland). IBA overlaps with Ramsar Site (Kilen). IBA overlaps with Biosphere Reserve (North and North-east Greenland National Park).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilen. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.