Damani Wetlands

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2003

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Great Curassow Crax rubra VU breeding 2006 50-249 individuals A1
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi NT winter 2006 50-249 individuals A1
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera NT winter 2006 50-249 individuals A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Humedal de Importancia Internacional Damani-Guariviara Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,089 protected area contains site 11,460
Escudo de Veraguas Paisaje Protegido 40,500 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Damani-Guariviara Humedal de Importancia Internacional 24,089 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Forest Mangrove -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Damani Wetlands. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.