Great Plain of the Koukdjuak

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
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens LC breeding 1998 1,766,500 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary Migratory Bird Sanctuary 816,599 protected area contained by site 642,415
Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 815,900 protected area overlaps with site 722,319
Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary 107,900 protected area contained by site 155,128


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Edaphic grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Salt/brackish marshes -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Great Plain of the Koukdjuak. Downloaded from on 25/09/2020.