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Location Chile, Región Metropolitana
Central coordinates 70o 19.61' West  33o 20.29' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 11,575 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
Chilean Tinamou Nothoprocta perdicaria unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus unknown  2008  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Moustached Turca Pteroptochos megapodius unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
White-throated Tapaculo Scelorchilus albicollis unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Crag Chilia Ochetorhynchus melanura unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca unknown  2008  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 medium favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Rocky areas   65000 65000 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary or Partial Reserve 39,000 protected area contains site 11,575  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Santuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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