Pacific, Southeast 5 - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 279,185 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 2792 km2 and is 62 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 149 to 2786 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 2.62 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 11.07 and 11.37 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 1.1 and 1.87 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
3 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 156-851 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from Iles Kerguelen are present at the site during the Immature (Jun-Dec) life-history stage. 1342-3067 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 2352-2613 individuals of Northern Royal Albatross (EN) from New Zealand are present at the site during the Non-breeding (Year-Round) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 5 - Marine. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.