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

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B3 (2014)
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Area: 38,440 ha

Protection status:

Site description
A large, flat area, some parts with rich grassy vegetation, and with many freshwater pools.

Key biodiversity
One of the six most important breeding sites for Phalaropus fulicarius in Svalbard.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nordenskiöldkysten. Downloaded from on 20/09/2020.