Whooping Crane Summer Range

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Whooping Crane Summer Range

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  • Area: 
    1,689,500 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    60°15'N 113°15'W
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Whooping Crane Summer Range. 24/05/82; Alberta, NW Territories; 1,689,500 ha; 60°15'N 113°15'W. World Heritage site, International Biological Programme Site, National Park. A huge complex of thousands of basically continuous water bodies including lakes, bogs, marshes, shallow ponds and streams. This site is of unique importance as the only remaining natural nesting area for the endangered whooping crane Grus americana. Each pair requires an extensive breeding territory to assure the survival of its single chick. Ramsar site no. 240. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Alberta,Northwest Territories

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
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