Chignecto

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Chignecto

  • Country: 
    Canada
  • Site number: 
    320
  • Area: 
    1,020 ha
  • Designation date: 
    16-10-1985
  • Coordinates: 
    45°48'N 64°16'W
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Overview

Chignecto. 16/10/85; Nova Scotia; 1,020 ha; 45°48'N 064°16'W. National Wildlife Area; Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Half the site consists of Spartina-dominated saltmarsh dissected by numerous tidal creeks and channels. The freshwater wetlands range from sink-hole ponds, small lakes and bogs to reed marsh. An important staging area for geese (up to 6,000) and three species of ducks during spring migration. Recreation and urban expansion are main human activities. Ramsar site no. 320. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Nova Scotia

  • National legal designation: 
    • national wildlife area
    • migratory bird sanctuary
  • Last publication date: 
    01-10-2001

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