Laguna Malleco


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black-throated Huet-huet Pteroptochos tarnii LC resident 2006 present A2
Chucao Tapaculo Scelorchilus rubecula LC resident 2006 present A2
Ochre-flanked Tapaculo Eugralla paradoxa LC resident 2006 present A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2021 favourable high high
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes habitat good

State (condition of the trigger species' habitats)
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - trend unknown/unrecorded likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tolhuaca Parque Nacional 6,374 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Malleco Reserva Forestal 16,623 protected area overlaps with site 0
Araucarias UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,142,850 protected area contains site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Laguna Malleco. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/laguna-malleco-iba-chile on 24/02/2024.