Cape Henrietta Maria

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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC passage 1982 20,000 individuals A4i
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens LC breeding 1997 280,200 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a breeding 1997 100,000-499,999 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)
Polar Bear Provincial Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,408,700 protected area overlaps with site 31,000
Polar Bear Provincial Park Provincial Park 2,355,200 protected area overlaps with site 34,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Grassland Tundra -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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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: Cape Henrietta Maria. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.