Puerto de Arica


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus NT resident 2009 1,000-2,499 individuals A1
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan LC winter 2009 30,000 individuals A4i
Inca Tern Larosterna inca NT unknown 2009 2,000 individuals A1, A4i
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans NT winter 2009 200 individuals A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2009 20,000-49,999 individuals A4iii

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2015 high very unfavourable low
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
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Marine Coastal/Supratidal 72 48 - poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) 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 low
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puerto de Arica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.