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Queen Maud Gulf


IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC breeding 1990 15,392 individuals A4i
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC breeding 1990 6,486 individuals A4i
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens LC breeding 1998 692,000 individuals A4i
Ross's Goose Anser rossii LC breeding 1998 491,000 individuals A4i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC breeding 1990 110,000 individuals A4i
King Eider Somateria spectabilis LC breeding 1990 17,764 individuals A4i
Northern Pintail Anas acuta LC breeding 1990 29,082 individuals A4i
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis LC breeding 1990 13,162 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1998 1,000,000-2,499,999 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary 6,292,818 is identical to site 6,100,000
Queen Maud Gulf Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 6,278,200 protected area overlaps with site 5,400,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Tundra -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Queen Maud Gulf. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.