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Big Lake


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 passage 1998 12,000 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1985 20,000-49,999 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park Provincial Park 1,800 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Temperate deciduous woods, Temperate coniferous forest -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps, Freshwater lakes and pools -
Artificial/Terrestrial Improved pasture land, Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Big Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2020.