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Global Summary

The BirdLife International Partnership maintains information on all internationally Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Below is a summary of the information we maintain as of 15 January 2014.

RegionNumber of IBAs                    Total area (km2)Number of bird records
Africa1,2362,267,35030,009
Americas2,2993,489,09821,540
Antarctica137190,300344
Asia2,3812,515,05112,886
Europe & C Asia
5,2111,774,40924,509
Marine601,472,88389
Middle East388287,8792,799
Pacific414449,2252,878
Total12,12612,446,19595,054

IBA totals exclude those IBAs that are yet to be confirmed. Bird record totals only include species populations that trigger one or more IBA criteria.