Rasmussen Lowlands

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC breeding 1994 3,822 individuals A4i
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC breeding 1994 12,374 individuals A4i
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius LC breeding 1994 40,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1994 100,000-499,999 individuals A4iii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rasmussen Lowlands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 300,000 protected area contained by site 120,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
Other -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rasmussen Lowlands. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.