Atlantic, Southwest 24 - Marine

Country/territory: Argentina

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 330,577 ha

Protection status:

Aves Argentinas/AOP

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Argentina Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3306 km2 and is 31 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 2 to 95 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 11.27 and 11.91 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.23 and 1.6 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 265-2123 individuals of Southern Giant-petrel (LC) from Argentina are present at the site during the Juvenile (Apr-May) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Atlantic, Southwest 24 - Marine. Downloaded from on 14/08/2020.