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Location Chile, Región Metropolitana
Central coordinates 70o 48.55' West  33o 15.71' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 500 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
Red Shoveler Spatula platalea resident  2005-2009  1,218-2,454 individuals  good  A4i  Least Concern 
Lake Duck Oxyura vittata unknown  2008  672 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   130 130 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Humedal de Batuco. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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