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Babbage and Spring River Deltas


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1980 12,000 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)
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

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous, Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes & pools -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Babbage and Spring River Deltas. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/babbage-and-spring-river-deltas-iba-canada on 22/02/2024.