Isla La Blanquilla - Marine


Country/territory: Venezuela

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4ii (2012)
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Area: 1,763,936 ha

Protection status:


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 17639 km2 and is 44 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 4530 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 1.82 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 25.93 and 27.51 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.35 and 1.18 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Isla La Blanquilla include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Brown Pelican (LC) , Masked Booby (LC) and Brown Booby (LC).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isla La Blanquilla - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/08/2019.