Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
|Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada|
Bowman Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary on western Baffin Island within part of the Great Plain of the Koukdjuak in Northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. It is classified as Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area) under the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
History and conservation
During J. Dewey Soper's 1928–31 Arctic expedition in this area, he located the blue goose (C. c. caerulescens) nesting grounds on Bluegoose Plain by Bowman Bay. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1957. It received national legal protection under the Wildlife Act of 2003.
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