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Location Chile, Región Metropolitana
Central coordinates 70o 48.55' West  33o 15.71' South
IBA criteria A4i
Area 500 ha
Altitude
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
Habitat
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 

Habitats

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 http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2016

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