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Location Chile, Región de Arica y Parinacota
Central coordinates 70o 9.74' West  18o 31.80' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 209,131 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chilean Woodstar Eulidia yarrellii resident  2008  unknown  A1, A2  Critically Endangered 
Slender-billed Finch Xenospingus concolor resident  2008  common  A1, A2  Near Threatened 
Tamarugo Conebill Conirostrum tamarugense winter  2008  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 

IBA Monitoring

2015 very high very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high

Artificial - terrestrial   4566 898 20 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valle Azapa. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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