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Cabral Lagoon This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis LC resident 2000-2007 1-10,004 individuals A4i
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis LC winter 2000-2007 1-90,005 individuals A4i
Least Poorwill Siphonorhis brewsteri NT resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Hispaniolan Mango Anthracothorax dominicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Vervain Hummingbird Mellisuga minima LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo Coccyzus longirostris LC resident 2007 unknown A2
American Coot Fulica americana LC resident 2000-2006 400-3,000 individuals A1, A4i
Ashy-faced Owl Tyto glaucops LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Broad-billed Tody Todus subulatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Melanerpes striatus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Parakeet Psittacara chloropterus VU resident 2007 unknown A1, A2
Stolid Flycatcher Myiarchus stolidus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Palmchat Dulus dominicus LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Hispaniolan Euphonia Euphonia musica LC resident 2007 unknown A2
Black-crowned Palm-tanager Phaenicophilus palmarum LC resident 2007 unknown A2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2007 20,000 individuals A4iii

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - intentional use: subsistence/sml scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Mangrove 0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) not assessed
Other 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Laguna Cabral o Rincón Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,600 protected area contained by site 4,600
Laguna de Cabral o Rincón National Park 24,054 protected area contains site 5,615
Laguna Cabral o Rincón Wildlife Sanctuary 58,500 protected area contains site 5,615
Laguna Cabral o Rincón Refugio De Vida Silvestre 5,603 is identical to site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Grupo Ecologista Tinglar 1987
Sociedad Ecológica del Peñon 2008
For more information on BirdLife's work with Local conservation groups please click here.

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Water-fringe vegetation -
Forest Mangrove, Second-growth or disturbed forest -
Shrubland Arid lowland scrub -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabral Lagoon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2020.