Shagamu River and Area

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
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra LC non-breeding 1991 43,700 individuals A4i
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica LC passage 1993 920 individuals A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a resident 1991 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Polar Bear Provincial Park Provincial Park 2,355,200 protected area overlaps with site 34,000
Polar Bear Provincial Park Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 2,408,700 protected area overlaps with site 31,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Tundra -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers, Fens, transition mires & springs, Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shagamu River and Area. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.