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Location Chile, Región Metropolitana
Central coordinates 70o 1.40' West  33o 37.54' South
IBA criteria A1, A2
Area 38,103 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
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus resident  2008  40 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Moustached Turca Pteroptochos megapodius unknown  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Crag Chilia Ochetorhynchus melanura unknown  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Dusky-tailed Canastero Pseudasthenes humicola unknown  unknown  A2  Least Concern 
Chilean Mockingbird Mimus thenca unknown  unknown  A2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

No known threats no known threats past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Rocky areas   48400 48400 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valle del Yeso. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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