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Location Panama, Darién
Central coordinates 78o 2.00' West  7o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 31,275 ha
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).

Key Biodiversity Great Green Macaw was frequently observed in the area by L. Sucre (pers. comm. to G. Angehr) on an expedition to demarcate the boundaries of the area in 2007. Given the size of the area, and that it continues to be mostly forested, it may represent one of the most important areas for this species in Darien Province outside Darien National Park. There is no information on other species in the reserve, but several of the species of the Darien Lowlands EBA certainly occur.

Non-bird biodiversity: Unknown.

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  
Darien National Park World Heritage Site 597,000 protected area overlaps with site 2,939  
Punta Patiño Wetland of International Importance 13,198 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


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

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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bagre Biological Corridor. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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