Rasmussen Lowlands

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Rasmussen Lowlands

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    300,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    68°40'N 93°00'W
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Rasmussen Lowlands. 24/05/82; Northwest Territories; 300,000 ha; 68°40'N 093°00'W. A flat, poorly drained area recently emerged from the sea as a result of post-glacial rise of land relative to sea level. The lowlands contain numerous lakes and ponds of major importance for breeding (supports half a million nesting shorebirds) and summering waterbirds. Around 6% of the Canadian breeding population of Cygnus c. columbianus use the site, as do other summering Anatidae (ducks, geese, swans, etc.). Ramsar site no. 247. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

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Northwest Territories

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