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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 73o 44.26' West  42o 26.06' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 306 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Comité Nacional Pro Defensa de la Flora y Fauna (Affiliate)

Site description Gran zona de playas de zona intermareal.Playas de arena,pastizales y piedras.

Key Biodiversity Presencia de aves migratorias del hemisferio norte y zona austral del país.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis winter  1990-2010  1,500 individuals  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica non-breeding  1990-2010  5,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low

Marine Intertidal   306 306 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  medium 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal   -

Protection status Sin protección oficial.

Acknowledgements Luis Espinosa,Andreas von Meyer,censos Wetlands International.

References Luis Espinosa,Andreas von Meyer,censos Wetlands International.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bahía de Putemun. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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