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Location Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway), Svalbard
Central coordinates 25o 10.00' East  76o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2
Area 50 ha
Altitude 0 - 370m
Year of IBA assessment 2000





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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla breeding  1998  40,000 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Thick-billed Murre Uria lomvia breeding  1998  150,000 individuals  good  A4ii, B1ii  Least Concern 
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle breeding  1998  1,000 breeding pairs  B1ii, B2  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1998  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds breeding  1998  40,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hopen island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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