Reserva Provincial y de la Biosfera Laguna Blanca

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Puna Rhea Rhea tarapacensis NT resident 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2001-2003 1,000-2,499 individuals A1, A4i
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU passage 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A1
Horned Coot Fulica cornuta NT resident 2001-2003 < 50 breeding pairs A1
Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe Attagis gayi LC breeding 2001-2003 50-249 individuals A4i
Grey-breasted Seedsnipe Thinocorus orbignyianus LC breeding 2001-2003 250-999 individuals A4i
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU resident 2001-2003 < 50 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.

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)
Lagunas Altoandinas y Puneñas de Catamarca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,228,175 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna Blanca (Catamarca) Integral Nature Reserve 1,555,000 protected area contains site 929,270
Laguna Blanca Reserva Nacional 3,038 protected area contained by site 3,038
Laguna Blanca Parque Nacional 8,213 protected area contained by site 8,213
Laguna Blanca UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 640,500 protected area overlaps with site 929,270

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos (GCFA) 1996
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local conservation groups please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reserva Provincial y de la Biosfera Laguna Blanca. Downloaded from on 26/11/2022.