Pointe des Châteaux - Marine

Country/territory: Guadeloupe (to France)

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 2,647 ha

Protection status:

Site description
This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Guadeloupe (to France) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Western Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 26 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 1 to 232 m.

Key biodiversity
1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Pointe des Châteaux include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Red-billed Tropicbird (LC) 75-105 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pointe des Châteaux - Marine. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.