GT021
Monterrico - Río La Paz


Country/territory: Guatemala

IBA Criteria met: A3 (2007)
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Area: 22,494 ha

Protection status:


Site description
Monterrico-Rio La Paz is the second largest mangrove area on the Guatemalan Pacific coast, and includes important dry forest areas. The site is bordered by El Salvador in the East.

Key biodiversity
Monterrico-Rio La Paz is important for biome-restricted species of the Pacific Arid Slope, of which six species were recorded (Robbins & Dowell 1992, Dickerman 2007). Although not of global importance, the site support large numbers of resident and migrating waterbirds (Eisermann 2006).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monterrico - Río La Paz. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/12/2019.