Laguna Grande

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis NT breeding 1997-2008 527 individuals A1
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus VU non-breeding 1997-2008 351 individuals A1, A4i
Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi NT breeding 1997-2008 16,631 individuals A1, A4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lagunas Altoandinas y Puneñas de Catamarca Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,228,175 protected area contains site 0
Laguna Blanca UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 640,500 protected area contains site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Grupo de Conservación Flamencos Altoandinos (GCFA) 1996
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laguna Grande. Downloaded from on 02/07/2020.