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Location Chile, Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena
Central coordinates 70o 34.73' West  52o 55.18' South
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii
Area 157,616 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  2000-2001  60,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, A4ii  Near Threatened 
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus breeding  2001  3,000 breeding pairs  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Chilean Skua Catharacta chilensis breeding  2001  200 breeding pairs  unknown  A4ii  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - seabirds breeding  2001  50,000-99,999 breeding pairs  unknown  A4iii   

IBA Monitoring

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

Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Grassland   76 76 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   9 9 100 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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Isla Magdalena National Park 157,616 is identical to site 157,616  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Isla Magdalena National Park. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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