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Location Chile, Región de Coquimbo
Central coordinates 71o 32.06' West  29o 14.98' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii
Area 352 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 unknown  2003  370 individuals  unknown  A1, A4ii  Vulnerable 
Peruvian Diving-petrel Pelecanoides garnotii breeding  2003  1,550 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4ii  Endangered 
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus non-breeding  2009  87 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Guanay Cormorant Phalacrocorax bougainvilliorum resident  2009-2010  422-500 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi unknown  2009  53 individuals  medium  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration low
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
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Marine Coastal/Supratidal   352 352 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  medium 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pingüino de Humboldt National Reserve 1,718 protected area contains site 352  


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: Reserva Nacional Pingüino de Humboldt - Isla Choros, Damas y Punta de Choros. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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