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Location Colombia, Bolívar
Central coordinates 74o 4.88' West  9o 0.61' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 14,819 ha
Altitude 25 - 50m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Key Biodiversity Hay registros de 178 especies en la reserva, adicionalmente, Phoenicopterus ruber ha sido registrado en El Banco, Magdalena y en la ciénaga de Zapatosa, ambos sitios muy cerca a la reserva. (Rengifo et al 2002).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Northern Screamer Chauna chavaria resident  2003  10 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
RESERVA NATURAL EL GARCERO Y ALREDEDORES Reservas naturales 0 unknown 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Flooded tropical evergreen forest  1%
Coastline Estuarine waters  7%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry and agro-industrial plantations; Improved pasture land  33%
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater marshes/swamps; Rivers; Streams  58%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
Notes: Entre 30-70% dependiendo de la inundación
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
Notes: Principalmente en aguas bajas
nature conservation and research 4%
not utilised 15%
unknown 10%

Protection status Es una reserva natural.

Acknowledgements P. Velásquez

References García y Dister (1990), García-Lozano y Cardona (1996), García- Lozano y Díaz-Rubiano (2000)

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Reserva Natural el Garcero y alrededores. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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