Kilen

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Kilen

  • Country: 
    Denmark
  • Site number: 
    391
  • Area: 
    51,280 ha
  • Designation date: 
    27-01-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    81°10'N 13°24'W
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Overview

Kilen. 27/01/88; 51,280 ha; 81°10'N 013°24'W. National Park. A seasonally ice-free valley located in the high arctic, comprising large flat gravel plains surrounded by glaciers and sea-ice. The site is an important staging and breeding area for waterbirds and the most important molting area for Light-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla hrota). Some seasonal natural resource harvesting is carried out by local people and hunting is regulated. Ramsar site no. 391. Most recent RIS information: 2002.

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2002

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