Pacific, Southeast 23 - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 3,668,102 ha

Protection status:

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 36681 km2 and is 22 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 3906 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.87 m/s and mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 6.53 and 10.79 °C.

Key biodiversity
5 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 156-1138 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from Iles Kerguelen are present at the site during the Immature (Jun-Dec) and Non-breeding (Feb-Dec) life-history stages. 559-3067 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) and Immature (May-Dec) life-history stages. 9900-12041 individuals of Black-browed Albatross (EN) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Incubation (Sep-Dec) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 23 - Marine. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.