Valle de Tehuacán - Cuicatlán

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2021

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Military Macaw Ara militaris VU resident 2015 123 individuals A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 145,255 protected area contained by site 0
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 490,187 is identical to site 0
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Reserva de la Biosfera 490,187 is identical to site 459,578
Tehuacán - Zapotitlán Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica 2,846 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical deciduous, Montane broadleaf evergreen, Pine, Pine-oak, Tropical coniferous -
Shrubland Scrub -
Other -
Unknown -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
other -
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Land ownership
Tenencia de la tierra: Ejidal y privada.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valle de Tehuacán - Cuicatlán. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.