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.
This is an important site for breeding geese and gulls (Laridae).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site.
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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilen. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.