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Location Chile, Región de Atacama
Central coordinates 70o 58.46' West  27o 17.73' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 921,600 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
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti breeding  2003-2008  150-300 nests  unknown  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii breeding  2008  100 nests  unknown  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi breeding  2008  11 nests  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   43 43 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Isla Grande de Atacama. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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