Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary

IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)

Location
Prince Leopold Island, Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada

Nearest city
Port Leopold (abandoned)

Coordinates
74°01′53″N 90°04′23″W / 74.03139°N 90.07306°W / 74.03139; -90.07306Coordinates: 74°01′53″N 90°04′23″W / 74.03139°N 90.07306°W / 74.03139; -90.07306

Area
311 km2 (120 sq mi)

Established
1992

The Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a migratory bird sanctuary in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It is located on Prince Leopold Island within Lancaster Sound at the junction of Prince Regent Inlet and Barrow Strait. It was established in 1992 and is classified Category IV by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[1] It is 31,100 hectares in size.[2]
Other designations[edit]
The island is a Key Migratory Bird Terrestrial Habitat site (NU Site 15) and is classified as a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU006). The MBS is situated within the IBA.[3]
References[edit]

^ “Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary”. mpaglobal.org. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
^ “Nunavut Migratory Bird Sanctuary Facts”. cws-scf.ec.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-24. [dead link]
^ “Prince Leopold Island – Lancaster Sound, Nunavut”. bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 

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Protected Areas of Nunavut

Bird sanctuaries

Akimiski Island
Boatswain Bay (part)
Bylot Island
Dewey Soper
East Bay
Hannah Bay (part)
Harry Gibbons
McConnell River
Prince Leopold Island
Queen Maud Gulf
Seymour Island

National Parks

Auyuittuq
Quttinirpaaq
Sirmilik
Ukkusiksalik

National Wildlife Areas

Akpait
Niginganiq
Nirjutiqavvik
Polar Bear Pass
Qaqulluit

Territorial parks

Inuujarvik
Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga
Katannilik
Kekerten
Kugluk/Bloody Falls
Mallikjuaq
Northwest Passage
Ovayok
Pisuktinu Tunngavik
Qaummaarviit
Sylvia Grinnell
Tamaarvik
Taqaiqsirvik
Tupirvik

Wildlife refuges

Bowman Bay
Thelon
Twin Islands

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