Santuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca

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
Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria LC resident 2008 present A2
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus VU unknown 2008 present A1
Moustached Turca Pteroptochos megapodius LC resident 2008 present A2
White-throated Tapaculo Scelorchilus albicollis LC resident 2008 present A2
Crag Earthcreeper Ochetorhynchus melanurus LC unknown 2008 present A2
Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola LC resident 2008 present A2
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca LC 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 medium favourable 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
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) 65000 65000 - good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yerba Loca Santuario de la Naturaleza 39,029 is identical to site 11,575


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022.