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Location Chile, Región de Los Lagos
Central coordinates 74o 42.59' West  43o 36.02' South
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, A4iii
Area 30,000 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
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus breeding  2007  1,706 breeding pairs  good  A1  Near Threatened 
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea breeding  2007  4,000,000 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  1984  2,500,000-4,999,999 individuals  poor  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

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

Agriculture and aquaculture marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium

Forest   18413 18413 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   1440 1440 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -

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