Pacific, Southeast 8 - Marine


Country/territory: Chile

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 1,540,255 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 15403 km2 and is 44 km away from the closet coastline. The depth ranges from 84 to 4479 m, with a mean annual wind speed of 3.48 m/s, mean annual sea surface temperature falls between 4.98 and 7.59 °C and mean annual chlorophyll-a concentrations found to range between 0.21 and 0.94 mg/m3.

Key biodiversity
5 species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. BirdLife analyses of tracking data estimates that 1342-3067 individuals of Wandering Albatross (VU) from South Georgia are present at the site during the Sabbatical (Oct-May) life-history stage. 3093-23359 individuals of Grey-headed Albatross (VU) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Dec-Jan) and Incubation (Oct-Dec) life-history stages. 9900-73581 individuals of Black-browed Albatross (EN) from Islas Diego Ramirez are present at the site during the Brood-guard (Dec-Jan) and Incubation (Sep-Dec) life-history stages.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pacific, Southeast 8 - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2021.