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Location Chile, Región de Tarapacá
Central coordinates 68o 49.99' West  20o 18.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 120,000 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
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus breeding  1998  180-1,200 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis breeding  1998  544 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi breeding  1998  1,500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2015 high favourable negligible
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Wetlands (inland)   119687 119687 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Salar de Huasco. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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