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New IBA Designated in Manitoba

A new portion of Manitoba native prairie nationally recognized as Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

Nature Manitoba is pleased to announce the Ellice-Archie & Spyhill areas have just been nationally recognized as Manitoba's 36th Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA)!! Thanks to the hard work of our IBA program, Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada, the Ellice-Archie & Spyhill areas are now recognized as critically important for wildlife. Thanks to the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures for their ongoing management of this area. 

Read our IBA Program's blog post here

Read the CBC article: Rare grassland pastures resembling'what the Prairies used to look like' declared important bird area - by Bryce Hoye