Connétable - Marine


Country/territory: French Guiana

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii (2012)
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Area: 406,896 ha

Protection status:


Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the French Guiana Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 4069 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 43 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.59 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 26.61 and 27.89 °C.

Key biodiversity
4 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Ile de Cayenne, Littoral Macouria, Plaine Kaw & Pointe Béhague, Connétable include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Least Tern (LC) 15000-28500 individuals, Magnificent Frigatebird (LC) 2500-9999 individuals, Royal Tern (LC) 1925-14249 individuals and Sandwich Tern (LC) 19500-71249 individuals.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Connétable - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/07/2020.