|Location||Greenland (to Denmark), North and North-east Greenland National Park|
|Central coordinates||13o 30.00' West 81o 15.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, B1i, B2|
|Altitude||0 - 300m|
|Year of IBA assessment||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).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Brent Goose Branta bernicla||non-breeding||1985||625 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|Brent Goose Branta bernicla||breeding||1985||70 breeding pairs||-||B1i, B2||Least Concern|
|Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea||breeding||1985||35 breeding pairs||-||A4i, B1i, B2||Near Threatened|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Greenland||National Park||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Kilen||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||51,280||protected area overlaps with site||51,300|
|North-East Greenland||UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve||97,200,000||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status 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).
Related state of the world's birds case studies
Contribute Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilen. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2015
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife