Ilhas do Litoral Sul do Espírito Santo - Marine

Country/territory: Brazil

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 35,483 ha

Protection status:

SAVE Brasil

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Brazil Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Southwest FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 355 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 24 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 23.35 and 23.54 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.68 and 1.52 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Ilhas do Litoral Sul do Espírito Santo include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Sandwich Tern (LC) 6500-12350 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhas do Litoral Sul do Espírito Santo - Marine. Downloaded from on 08/07/2020.