Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2008 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Nazca Booby Sula granti LC resident 2007 60,000-110,000 individuals A4ii
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 2007-2008 50,000-99,999 individuals A4iii

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2008).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 857,500 is identical to site 1,050
Malpelo Santuario de Fauna y Flora 2,667,907 protected area contains site 1,050

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Santuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.