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Malpeque Bay


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
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a passage 1995 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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Malpeque Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,440 protected area contained by site 20,000

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches, Intertidal mud, sand or salt flats, Salt/brackish marshes, Estuarine waters -
Sea Sea inlets -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpeque Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.