Humedal Chacopata - Marine

Country/territory: Venezuela

IBA Criteria met: A4i (2012)
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Area: 78,821 ha

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Venezuela Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 788 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 1 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 25.46 and 25.88 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 2.11 and 3.48 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Humedal Chacopata include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Pelican (LC).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Humedal Chacopata - Marine. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.