Isla Robinson Crusoe - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 254,623 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 2546 km2 and is 629 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 3598 m, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 16.41 and 16.82 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.24 and 0.45 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
4 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colonies; Isla Santa Clara, Isla Robinson Crusoe include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Juan Fernandez petrel (VU) , Kermadec Petrel (LC) , De Filippi's Petrel (VU) and Pink-footed Shearwater (VU).

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