Parque Nacional Cabo de Hornos

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2020

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Southern Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes chrysocome VU resident 2016-2020 301 individuals A1
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus LC resident 2016-2020 67-1,110 individuals B1a
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea NT breeding 2016-2020 1,000-100,000 individuals B1a
Striated Caracara Phalcoboenus australis NT resident 2006 present A1, A2
Black Cinclodes Cinclodes maculirostris NT resident 2008 present A2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 low favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 45000 45000 - good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 10700 10700 - good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland) 5000 5000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Cabo de Hornos UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 4,893,500 protected area contains site 0
Cabo de Hornos Parque Nacional 58,917 protected area overlaps with site 63,093


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parque Nacional Cabo de Hornos. Downloaded from on 26/06/2022.