Miskito Keys and terrestrial landscape

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus CR resident 2000-2006 20 individuals A1

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Cayos Miskitos y Franja Costera Inmediata Reserva Biológica 833,520 protected area contains site 512,795
Cayos Miskitos y Franja Costera Immediata Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 85,000 protected area contained by site 85,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open sea, Pelagic waters -
Forest Mangrove, Pine-oak, Second-growth & disturbed, Tropical lowland evergreen -
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater lakes & pools, Freshwater marshes & swamps, Inland deltas, Riverine floodplains, Saline & alkaline lakes, Streams -
Other -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Miskito Keys and terrestrial landscape. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.