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Location Chile, Región de Antofagasta
Central coordinates 68o 9.98' West  23o 23.31' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 73,986 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
Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi unknown  1980  814 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus unknown  1980  1,500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis unknown  1980  830 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   73808 73808 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Los Flamencos National Reserve 73,987 protected area contains site 73,986  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos - Soncor. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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