Boven, Sint Eustatius - Marine

Country/territory: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 2,266 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Netherlands Antilles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 23 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 1 to 312 m.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Boven, Sint Eustatius include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Red-billed Tropicbird (LC) 140-140 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Boven, Sint Eustatius - Marine. Downloaded from on 14/08/2020.