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Location Chile, Región de Atacama
Central coordinates 69o 13.61' West  27o 29.33' South
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4i
Area 49,900 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
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides unknown  2008  2,109 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis unknown  2008  1,759 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Andean Flamingo Phoenicoparrus andinus unknown  2008  2,819 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Puna Flamingo Phoenicoparrus jamesi unknown  2008  208 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Horned Coot Fulica cornuta unknown  2008  782 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Black-fronted Ground-tyrant Muscisaxicola frontalis unknown  2008  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Creamy-rumped Miner Geositta isabellina unknown  2008  unknown  A3  Least Concern 
Greater Yellow-finch Sicalis auriventris unknown  2008  unknown  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Geological events avalanches/landslides past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   60560 60490 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laguna del Negro Francisco y Laguna Santa Rosa Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 62,460 protected area contains site 49,900  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Laguna del Negro Francisco y Laguna Santa Rosa. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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