AR004
Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos


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 50-249 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2001-2003 10,000-19,999 individuals A1, A4i
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU resident 2001-2003 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A4i
Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi NT resident 2001-2003 2,500-9,999 individuals A1, A4i
Horned Coot Fulica cornuta NT breeding 2001-2003 50-249 breeding pairs A1, 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
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a resident 2001-2003 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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)
Laguna de los Pozuelos - Zona de amortiguamiento/Laguna de los Pozuelos - Zona núcleo UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 380,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna de los Pozuelos - Zona de amortiguamiento/Laguna de los Pozuelos - Zona núcleo UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 380,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna de los Pozuelos Monumento Natural 16,000 protected area overlaps with site 14,500
Laguna de los Pozuelos Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,224 protected area overlaps with site 14,500

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
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monumento Natural Laguna de Los Pozuelos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2022.