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Location Panama, Darién
Central coordinates 78o 2.00' West  7o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 31,275 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Sociedad Audubon de Panamá



Site description The Bagre Biological Corridor was established in 1995 to provide a connection between the Punta Patino Nature Reserve and Darien National Park. The corridor runs along the Serranía de Bagre, a low range of hills that is mostly forested. It is adjacent to the Embera-Wounaan Comarca 2 (indigenous homeland).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus breeding  2006  50-249 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bagre Biological Corridor 31,275 is identical to site 31,275  
Chepigana Forest Reserve 36,379 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Darién National Park 569,430 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Punta Patiño Wetland of International Importance 13,198 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Tropical semi-deciduous; Tropical semi-evergreen  major

Land ownership The area consists mainly of national land, but the extent of additional land claims is unknown.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
unknown major

Other biodiversity Unknown.

Protection status The area coincides with the Bagre Biological Corridor, established in 1995, and overlaps with the Chepigana Forest Reserve.

Access/Land-Owner requests Access is very difficult due to logistics. The area is roadless.

Acknowledgements Lider Sucre provided observations of Great Green Macaw.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bagre Biological Corridor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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