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Lagos de Yahuarcaca e Isla Ronda


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2005 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Olive-spotted Hummingbird Talaphorus chlorocercus LC resident 2003 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2005).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed very high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps -
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen forest, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lagos de Yahuarcaca e Isla Ronda. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/lagos-de-yahuarcaca-e-isla-ronda-iba-colombia on 04/12/2023.