Colombia


3208 km
817493 km2
6

Summary/History
Colombia has extensive coastline on both the tropical East Pacific and Southern Caribbean with globally important seabird sites located on each and over 50 species of seabird recorded. Key sites include SFF Malpelo, PNN Gorgona, PNN Sanquianga, Ci

National priorities
o Development of a NPOA-Seabirds
o Programa de monitoreo a colonias de aves marinas en zonas costeras.
o Aumento de invesigaci

Government's support/relevant policy
Colombia was part of a 3-year Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape project by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Conservation International, and with financing from the UN Foundation and Global Conservation Fund, promoting the long-term management and conservation of five marine protected areas. The Governments of the region have taken important steps to promote regional collaboration, especially with the 2004 "San Jos Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.




Albatrosses
1
Penguins
0
Petrels and shearwaters
6
Cormorants
1

Storm-petrels
4
Auks
0
Gulls and terns
23
Ducks, geese and swans
0


IUCN Red List Status

0
0
4 (63rd)
8% (128th)
2
0
2
3
45
1

The numbers in brackets refer to the country's rank when compared to other countries and territories globally.

References
1. Cifuentes-Sarmiento, Y y C. Ruiz-Guerra (eds.). 2009. Planes de acci

Colombia at a glance

Capital

Bogotá

Area

1,138,910 km2

BirdLife Partner

Asociación Calidris

Species

Total number of birds 1,884
Globally threatened birds 125
Country endemics 91

Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas

Number of IBAs 126
Total IBA area 9,209,346 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 20



Recommended Citation
BirdLife International (2020) Country profile: Colombia. Available from http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/colombia. Checked: 2020-12-02