Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Andean Ibis Theristicus branickii NT resident 2003 present A4i
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU resident 2003 present 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
El Boliche Área Nacional de Recreación 395 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cotopaxi Parque Nacional 32,272 protected area overlaps with site 33,393


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Elfin forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Grassland Paramo -
Introduced vegetation -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parque Nacional Cotopaxi. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.