Babbage and Spring River Deltas

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1980 12,000 individuals A4i

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

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tarium Niryutait Marine Protected Area Marine Protected Area 174,955 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ivvavik National Park Of Canada National Park 975,000 protected area overlaps with site 32,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes & pools -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Babbage and Spring River Deltas. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.