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Isla Grande de Atacama


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti VU breeding 2003-2008 150-300 nests A1, A4ii
Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii NT breeding 2008 100 nests A1, A4ii
Red-legged Cormorant Poikilocarbo gaimardi NT breeding 2008 11 nests 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 43 43 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Punta Morro - Desembocadura río Copiapó - Isla grande de Atacama Área Marina Costera Protegida 3,994 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Grande de Atacama. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2022.