Candelaria - Campur

Year of compilation: 2008

Site description
Candelaria-Campur includes humid broadleaf forests in lowlands and foothills on the Guatemalan Atlantic slope, ranging in elevation from 100 to 1900 m.

Key biodiversity
Few ornithological data are available for this IBA. Based on a rapid assessment (APROBA SANK 2006) and unpublished data (K. Eisermann & C. Avendaño, pers. comm.) the site is important for biome-restricted species of the Gulf Caribbean Slope. Because the site includes also cloud forest, it is expected to be important for species restricted to the Central American Highlands.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Slash-and-burn agriculture is common in the area, threatening the forest by fires and conversion to agricultural land.

Protected areas
No part of this IBA has a status of legal protection (CONAP 2007).

Habitat and land use
Humid evergreen broadleaf forest has been reduced to 32% of the IBA. Small scale (family and small enterprises) agriculture covers 66% of the IBA: corn fields 13%, cardamom and coffee plantations 7%, cattle farming 2%, secondary growth scrub 45% (MAGA 2006).

Land ownership
The land privately and communal owned.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Candelaria - Campur. Downloaded from on 30/03/2020.