Queen Maud Gulf

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Queen Maud Gulf

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  • Area: 
    6,278,200 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    67°00'N 102°00'W
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Queen Maud Gulf. 24/05/82; Northwest Territories; 6,278,200 ha; 67°00'N 102°00'W. Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Canada's largest Ramsar site embraces a vast tundra plain comprising a huge area of low-lying wet sedge meadows and marsh tundra, interspersed with communities of lichens, mosses and vascular plants. The area includes open sea, coastal bays, intertidal zones, tidal estuaries, deltas, lowland rivers and freshwater lakes. Internationally important for various species of nesting waterbirds, especially breeding geese who nest and molt here from May to August. The raptor Falco peregrinus tundrius (endangered in North America) is relatively common. The site is also important for seals and the large mammals, Ragifer arcticus (100,000 in 1988) and Ovibos moschatus. Ramsar site no. 246. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Northwest Territories

  • National legal designation: 
    • migratory bird sanctuary
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