|Location||Panama, Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé|
|Central coordinates||81o 43.00' West 8o 56.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 20m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Ornithological information Threatened and near-threatened species reported for the area include Harpy Eagle, Great Curassow, and Three-wattled Bellbird, although only Great Curassow may reach thresholds. Three of the 11 species of EBA 019 (27%) have been reported from the area (Lattice-tailed Trogon, Snowy Cotinga, and Sulphur-rumped Tanager. Since it is likely that Black-crowned Antpitta also occurs, this site probably also qualifies under A2. The site is along the major route of migratory raptors through Bocas del Toro, and almost certainly exceeds A4i levels for these species.
Site description This area consists of extensive freshwater wetlands on the Chiriquí Lagoon and the base of the Valiente Peninsula.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Great Curassow Crax rubra||breeding||2006||-||poor||A1||Vulnerable|
|Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi||winter||2006||-||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera||winter||2006||-||poor||A1||Near Threatened|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Humedales de Damani||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||11,460||is identical to site||11,460|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity West Indian Manatee occurs.
Management considerations Threats are poorly known, but include hunting and deforestation for subsistence agriculture.
Protection status This site has recently been designated a protected area as a Humedal de Importancia Internacional by ANAM.
Conservation response A survey was carried out by Alonzo et al. 2004
References Alonzo, R., R. Cádiz, M. L. Enríquez, A. Gómez, J. Latín, M. T. Narváez, I Sandoval, and F. Villatoro. 2004. Flora, Fauna, y Aspectos Sociales de la Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé, Panamá. Programa Regional en Manejo de Vida Silvstre para Mesoamérica y el Caribe, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica.
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