Isla Ambrosio - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 301,296 ha

Protection status:

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Chile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Pacific, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 3013 km2 and is 854 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 3889 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 18.58 and 18.72 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.11 and 0.14 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Isla Ambrosio, Isla San Félix include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of De Filippi's Petrel (VU) 10600-10600 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla Ambrosio - Marine. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.