Pacific, Southeast 1 - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 783,227 ha

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using tracking data. It falls within the Chile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Pacific, Southeast FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 7832 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 797 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.31 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.67 and 7.46 °C.

Key biodiversity
2 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 1342-1342 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 10313-59583 individuals of Black-browed Albatross (EN) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Post-guard (Jan-May) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 1 - Marine. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.