Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

National Reserve
Record Public

Description

This area is located in Alaska in the United States of America. The refuge includes over two thousand islands, islets, coastal cliffs and reefs in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Gulf of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. In the area there are the following habitats: islands, islets, coastal cliffs, reefs, tundra, rainforests, volcanoes, mountains, valleys, beaches, lakes and watercourses.

Ornithological importance

Refuge breeding seabird population is estimated to be about 40 million birds, representing 80% of the Alaska breeding seabird population. Highlight for the Red-legged Kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris), Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla), Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella), Red-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax urile) and Aleutian Tern (Sterna aleutica) because only nests here and the Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata), Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) and the Fork-tailed Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma furcata) because the majority of the population nests on the reserve. Also noteworthy for the occurrence in the Aleutian Islands of 6 endemic subspecies of the Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) and the breeding of the Aleutian cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii leucopareia).

Geographic information

60.708512°, -168.723178°

Territories

Habitats

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Conservation status

  • National Reserve
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
      Yes
      100.00
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Public records

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Alaska Peninsula Unit

Not specific conservation status: National Reserve

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Aleutian Islands Unit

Not specific conservation status: National Reserve

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Bering Sea Unit

Not specific conservation status: National Reserve

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Chukchi Sea Unit

Not specific conservation status: National Reserve

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge - Gulf of Alaska Unit

Not specific conservation status: National Reserve
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