Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPolar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area
IUCN Category IV (Habitat/Species Management Area)
|Location||Bathurst Island, Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada|
|Area||2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi)|
|Designated:||24 May 1982|
Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area is a National Wildlife Area on Bathurst Island within Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It is on federal Crown land, and is administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service, a division of Environment Canada, with respect to the Canada Wildlife Act's National Wildlife Area Regulations. Land use is also subject to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. To the north and west is Qausuittuq National Park.
The NWA received the federally designated conservation status on 1 January 1985. Of its 2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi) in overall size, 214 km2 (83 sq mi) is a marine area with marine, intertidal, and subtidal components.
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