Peace-Athabasca Delta

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 breeding - 100,000-499,999 breeding pairs 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)
Wood Buffalo National Park Of Canada National Park 4,477,832 protected area overlaps with site 620,000
Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 4,480,000 protected area overlaps with site 625,004
Peace-Athabasca Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 321,300 protected area contained by site 430,000
Fidler-Greywillow Wildland Provincial Park Wildland Provincial Park 6,521 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppe & dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Freshwater lakes and pools, Freshwater marshes/swamps -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peace-Athabasca Delta. Downloaded from on 30/10/2020.