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Location Chile, Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena
Central coordinates 72o 58.14' West  51o 1.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 43,769 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
Rhea pennata unknown  2008  unknown  A1  Not Recognised 
Spectacled Duck Speculanas specularis unknown  2008  50 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Near Threatened 
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus unknown  2008  unknown  A1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

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

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Forest   44000 44000 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Grassland   4670 4670 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Other   41277 41277 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Rocky areas   15125 15125 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Shrubland   47810 47810 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   3890 3890 100 good (> 90%) favourable
Wetlands (inland)   70473 70473 100 good (> 90%) favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented  high 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Torres del Paine National Park 181,229 protected area contains site 43,769  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Rocky areas   -
Forest   -
Grassland   -
Other   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Shrubland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Downloaded from on 29/10/2016

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