Baker River Wetlands


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
Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala LC breeding 2009 2,500 individuals A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT unknown 2009 100 individuals A1
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU breeding 2009 15-45 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low favourable low
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
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 10000 10000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 12000 12000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Laguna San Rafael Parque Nacional 1,742,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laguna San Rafael UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,742,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Cliffs, rocky shores & islets (freshwater), Rivers -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baker River Wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.