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
Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum VU resident 2006 < 50 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.

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

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sacul-Ha Parque Regional Municipal 422 protected area contained by site 0
Parque Nacional Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 37,160 protected area overlaps with site 0
Montañas Mayas Chiquibul Reserva de la Biosfera 144,435 is identical to site 0
Maya UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,278,689 protected area is adjacent to site 145,036
Maya Zona de Amortiguamiento 848,440 protected area contained by site 123,599
La ENEA Parque Regional Municipal 66 protected area contained by site 0
El Vivero Parque Regional Municipal 7 protected area contained by site 0
Complejo III APSP Zona de Amortiguamiento 123,599 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned & fallow farmland, disturbed ground, Arable land, Forestry & agro-industrial plantations, Improved pasture land, Other urban & industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards & groves, Urban parks & gardens -
Forest Pine, Tropical lowland evergreen -
Grassland Second-growth & grazed -
Shrubland Second-growth & disturbed scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Streams -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
rangeland/pastureland -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chiquibul. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.