Lago Titicaca (Sector Boliviano)

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Rhea tarapacensis NR resident 2003 present A1
Titicaca Grebe Rollandia microptera EN resident 2004-2007 900-1,200 individuals A1, A2, A4i
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT resident 2003 present A1
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU resident 2003 present A1

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Lago Titicaca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 800,000 protected area contains site 421,128


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes and pools -
Grassland Puna -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lago Titicaca (Sector Boliviano). Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.