Chacabuco Valley and Baker River Entrance


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
Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata LC resident 2009 100 individuals A1
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT unknown 2009 35 individuals A1
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU breeding 2009 60-100 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 high 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 some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 1000 1000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland 45000 45000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 4000 4000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland 40000 40000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Patagonia Parque Nacional 304,528 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Grassland -
Shrubland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chacabuco Valley and Baker River Entrance. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022.