Pacific, Southeast 6 - Marine

Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 1,964,603 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 19646 km2 and is 110 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 1412 to 3909 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.07 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 8.43 and 9.52 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.32 and 2.15 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
4 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. 1342-3067 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 3222-4511 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Incubation (Oct-Dec) life-history stage.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 6 - Marine. Downloaded from on 25/01/2021.