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Cumshewa Inlet north to Sheldens Bay


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi LC passage 1985 10,000 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Kunxalas Conservancy Conservancy 15,711 protected area overlaps with site 0
K'uuna Gwaay Conservancy Conservancy 15,260 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Cumshewa Inlet north to Sheldens Bay. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/cumshewa-inlet-north-to-sheldens-bay-iba-canada on 03/03/2024.