Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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    815,900 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    66°10'N 74°00'W
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Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 24/05/82; Northwest Territories; 815,900 ha; 66°10'N 074°00'W. Migratory Bird Sanctuary. An intertidal zone with a series of raised beaches and a marshy plain of mosses and sedges, dotted with shallow lakes and swamps, drained by many small, slow-flowing streams. The area supports the largest goose colony in the world (30% of those breeding in Canada) and more than one million during molting, as well as abundant numbers of various other breeding species. Mammals include Ragifer arcticus, large numbers of which summer here before migrating to winter on Baffin Island. Ramsar site no. 249. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

Administrative region: 
Northwest Territories

  • National legal designation: 
    • migratory bird sanctuary
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